Thursday, 5 February 2015

Sweet potato crust pizza

The whole hype of cauliflower pizzas have been around for while  now (check out my recipe here) but I had never heard of 'sweet potato crust pizzas' until I found this recipe on pop sugar.  Giving it a go at the weekend, it was actually pretty tasty and worked quite like a normal pizza crust. Who knew, but sweet potato and flour makes a good dough!!! 

sweet potato crust pizza 

This is a fairly easy recipe to make, and does crisp up quite nicely! It uses pretty simple ingredients too:

2-3 medium sweet potatoes (you need 1 cup of mashed potato)
1 cup of flour (I used wholemeal but feel free to use any kind) 
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tbsp of oregano or Italian seasoning
1 tsp of salt
pizza sauce and pizza toppings 

easy to make dough 
who doesn't like pizza 

Pre heat the oven to 180* 
In a pan of boiling water, add the sweet potato (peel and cube them first) and boil for about 2 minutes until soft and mashable

Drain the potatoes and mash them up. 
Make sure you drain them properly so that they are dry as they retain more water than usual potatoes

For one pizza base, add one cup of sweet potato mash and one cup of flour, the baking powder and seasoning and herbs. If it is a little too sticky still, add a little more flour. You want to create a dough that you can shape and roll into a pizza base. 

one crust rady to bake! 

Line a baking tray with greasproof paper and roll the dough out to form a pizza base. Pop this in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes 

Once the edges of the pizza are slightly browned and the base is going a golden crust colour, then it is time to get it out and pop the toppings on! 

First, spread an even layer of pizza sauce on the pizza base, and add your toppings - I added mozzarella, mushrooms, red peppers and olives

Pop this back in the oven for another 10 minutes until the mozzarella has started to melt

crust and toppings - it has to have olives! 

The Boy always has the same! 

The sweet potato crust is quite a subtle flavour so any toppings will go. The Boy went for the classic Hawaiian of pineapple and ham. I served our pizzas up with salad. 

So...Cauliflower vs sweet potato crust?

Both are a clever way to sneak in an extra vegetable! I like it! The sweet potato wins for me on the crust front, as it cooks up quite crispy like a normal pizza base unlike the cauliflower crust. But because you need quite a lot of flour still, this is very carb heavy and not great for gluten avoiders.... 

so cauliflower crusts win for me, but this makes a nice change from the usual and is pretty easy to make so worth a try. 

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