New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, where we celebrate the ending of one year and the beginning of another. Ringing in the New Year comes with hanging with friends and family or heading out to the bars. If you are someone who will be hosting at your place or heading over to a friend, there is one thing for certain, there will most likely be ringing in the New Year with alcohol. One thing that is good to have to help with your alcohol intake is making sure you are eating as well. Sure you are drinking carbs in your alcoholic drinks but it is good to make sure you are filling your stomach with carbs of more substance too. Enter thin crust pizza. It is a great comfort food that is always a crowd favorite yet this recipe is not saturated in high fats or high macronutrient counts of carbohydrates. Plus, if you have a Vitamix then you can wipe up this recipe in a pinch.
Vitamix Thin Crust Pizza Recipe
Makes: 2 thin 12-inch (30cm) pizza crusts (16 slices)
3 cups gluten-free all purpose flour
1 ¾ teaspoon fast-action dried yeast
1 ¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup hot water
3 ¾ teaspoon olive oil
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Place flour, yeast, and salt into a designated for dry ingredients Vitamix container (some Vitamix models have a separate container for dry ingredients) in the order listed and secure lid.
- Start the Vitamix on the lowest level.
- Slowly increase speed to Level 10. Blend for 5 seconds and then turn off.
- Turn the Vitamix on to medium-high speed and use your pulse button for about 25 pulses (or use your one and off switch to mimic a pulse) while slowly adding oil and water through the lid plug opening.
- Remove lid and scrape the dough off the sides but leave the dough in the Vitamix.
- Place the lid back on and pulse again for another 25 times until a ball forms.
- After ball has formed, Pulse continuously for 10 to 15 seconds.
- Remove dough with flour on your hands and form into a round ball.
- Grease up a bowl in which the dough ball will fit.
- Place the dough in the bowl turning over to grease all around.
- Let it sit and rise for 10 minutes for a thin crust.
- Divide dough in two to make two 12-inch pizzas.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
Try our Roasted Garlic Basil Feta Cauliflower Pizza for an alternative to this crust or use the toppings as inspiration.