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Pizza Crust

 (Makes 2 crusts)

2 cups rice flour

2 cups tapioca flour

2/3 cup powdered milk

3 tsp xanthan gum

1 tsp salt

2 yeast cakes or 2 tblsp dry yeast granules

1 cup lukewarm water (105 to 115 degrees)

1 tblsp sugar

3 tblsp shortening

cup hot water

3 egg whites

In bowl of your heavy duty mixer, put flours, dried milk, xanthan gum and salt.  In a separate bowl crumble the yeast into the lukewarm water with the tblsp of sugar added.  Melt the shortening in the hot water.  With the mixer on low, blend the dry ingredients.  Pour in the hot water and shortening, blending to mix.  Add the egg whites, blend again, then add the yeast mixture.  Beat on high speed for 4 min.

Spoon half the dough onto a greased pizza stone, cover with saran wrap.  Spray top of saran wrap with Pam and spread dough on stone with edges turned up a bit.  Repeat on second stone.  Fill with favorite pizza sauce.  Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 20-22 minutes.

 Topping:

(For one medium pizza)

In a blender, combine:

1 lrg can Del Monte diced tomatoes*

1 sm can tomato paste

1 tsp oregano

tsp garlic powder (or to taste)

tsp salt

tsp basil

  tsp thyme

tsp sugar

*Or, you can use the Del Monte can of tomatoes that already has garlic, basil and oregano in it and add the thyme, salt and sugar.  Puree this until well blended and spread on dough.  Top with grated mozzarella, pepperoni, cooked sausage, veggies, etc.  Then add fresh grated parmesan.  Bake in 350 degree oven until crust is done.