Unique Almond Pizza Crust

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Almond and barley flour both bring a nutty flavor to this unique pizza crust, while spelt flour gives it the substance to rise with yeast. 

nutty yeast dough
Nutty Yeast Dough

Pizza Crust

Let’s be honest, most pizzas are favored for their crust. Deep dish pizza, thin crust pizza or stuffed pizza, it’s all about the dough. 

Most pizza crusts are made with highly processed wheat flour, making them very glutenous. Often tasteless. 

I love bread and that is what pizza basically is to me. Therefore I wanted to up the flavor and nutrition in my pizza, and not just east white bread. 

So, I created a pizza crust to love, not just cover with a ton of cheese. 

lamb and caramelized onions
Lamb and Caramelized Onions

Almond Crust

Despite  the general thinking that almond flour is just for desserts, I found the gentle nutty flavor perfect for a savory dish. 

Obviously in order to get a pizza dough that would rise, I needed a gentle gluten helper.  Since I wanted to be able to roll the pizza dough out onto pizza pans, I treated the dough just as I would bread dough. 

Consequently, I created the best darn pizza dough I’ve ever had. Anything and everything will taste delicious on top. 

a unique crust for all fillings
A Unique Crust For All Fillings

Why Almonds?

Often in Mediterranean cooking, nuts are used in savory dishes in place of a meat protein. 

While I had planned to make a pizza that could be topped with or without meat, I wanted the crust to be spectacular alone. 

Almonds have such a gentle nutty flavor and lend wonderfully to many other flavors in a single dish. 

What Makes This Pizza Crust Unique?

Basically everything makes this pizza crust unique! There are three types of flour, bringing both nourishment and flavor to the dough.

Additionally there is a heavy handed amount of olive oil, adding a slightly peppery flavor to the crust.  

It's all about the dough.
It’s All About The Dough

How To Make Almond Pizza Crust

To start off with, like any yeast dough, the yeast, sugar and water sit for 5-minutes to foam and proof. 

Once the yeast is proofed, olive oil and an egg are whisked in, adding to the amount of liquid. 

The three types of flour are gently whisked in with salt, stirring and folding in more flour until thick and no longer sticky. 

The dough is cover and placed in a warm place to rise, then ready to become the best pizza you’ve ever had. 

Unique Pizza

While you can certainly pile on the tomato sauce, pepperoni and cheese on this pizza crust, why not try a few different pizza toppings!

Just a few of my favorite options for your unique pizza experience:

Sfeeha
Sfeeha

Equipment Needed

  • Medium size bowl
  • Wire whisk or wooden spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Rolling pin
Almond, Spelt and Barley Flour Dough
Almond, Spelt and Barley Flour Dough

Ingredients Needed

  • Almond flour
  • Barley flour
  • Spelt flour
  • Water
  • Yeast
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Unique Almond Pizza Crust

Recipe by rdaumitCourse: PizzaCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings

Almond and barley flour both bring a nutty flavor to this unique pizza crust, while spelt flour gives it the substance.

Ingredients

  • Almond flour – 1 cup

  • Barley flour – 1 1/2 cups

  • Spelt flour – 2 cups, plus

  • Water – 1 cup

  • Yeast – 2 tsp

  • Sugar – 1 tsp

  • Egg – 1

  • Olive oil – 1/4 cup

  • Salt – 1 tbsp

Directions

  • Place the water, yeast and sugar in a medium size bowl for 5-minutes to form foam and bubbles.
  • Whisk in the egg and olive oil.
  • Sprinkle in the almond flour, barley flour and salt. Continue to fold in the spelt flour until the dough is no longer sticky and easy to pick up into a ball. Cover and let rise in a warm (not hot), place until doubles in size. About 90-minutes.
  • The dough is now ready to roll out.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • If not using the dough right away, it can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for several days, or frozen. 
Unique almond pizza crust
Unique Almond Pizza Crust
 

My Muffin Madness

 

In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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