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Cauliflower pizza, it's genius, try it now!

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NettoSuperstar Fri 30-Mar-12 19:58:51

I had to start a thread about this, had to.
Followed a link, found a recipe, intrigued by it etc, etc, and when I do that, they are usually OK, good, nice, great but this time, wow.
I am not the author of the blog, I don't know her, never met her, spoke to her.
Am a regular poster blah, blah, but you have to try this.
It's amazing, truly amazing.
The base goes all crispy, and cheesy and delicious, and is just not cauliflower, the topping is what you make it ( I put capers on it for me, naice ham for DD, and smoked cheese).
You have to make this!

OldLadyKnowsNothing Thu 13-Sep-12 21:04:31

Did this tonight, after keeping this thread on my "watch" list for ages. Lovely base and 3 yo dgs ate it all up with relish, but my tip would be "don't add pineapple, it all goes a bit soggy!" grin

Very easy, though, and will do it again.

SageMist Mon 06-Aug-12 18:42:53

Cauliflower [boak]

CutItOutAndRestart Mon 06-Aug-12 18:28:08

apparently you can do it with the frozen stuff. I guess you could cook it, let it cool and either drain and chop or whizz it up and drain off any excess water.

give it a go and report back grin

its blooming fantastic. Ds kept asking for more. Dd complained about the smell (she hates veg) so I didn't risk wasting any on her blush

frootshoots Mon 06-Aug-12 14:31:57

This would be awfully soggy with (cooked) frozen cauli wouldn't it? I used the fresh stuff for a roast yesterday <wails> I want pizza!

CutItOutAndRestart Mon 06-Aug-12 13:11:16

bumping as I have just made this. It looks great. Ds and I will be tucking into one in a moment but I wondered if anyone had any success with freezing some for later?

I also could do with some tips on getting the cauliflower blitzed as my blender was rubbish and took forever

SilverSixpence Mon 23-Jul-12 16:37:51

this looks amazing! will definitely be giving it a try.

NettoSuperstar Mon 23-Jul-12 12:08:11

Ooh, must try it like that Squoosh. Mine were a little softer than I'd like, so perhaps raw is the way to go.

puds11 Mon 23-Jul-12 11:46:28

That all looks delicious! I wish i didnt have the cooking skills of a hedgehog.

squoosh Mon 23-Jul-12 11:42:19

Made this at the weekend. Total triumph.

I didn't cook the cauliflower just blitzed it to tiny breadcrumb consistency in the blender. Worked like a charm, the base was a solid pizza base consistency, knife and fork not required.

I felt like an alchemist.

Lexie605 Fri 20-Jul-12 20:56:47

I love this recipe. Here is the link.

NettoSuperstar Fri 20-Jul-12 14:55:53

I must make it again soon.
We loved it.
Report back as to how you get on.

squoosh Fri 20-Jul-12 14:11:24

Going to try this tonight. Quite excited!

Housemum Thu 05-Apr-12 19:15:29

Wow, must try this over the weekend - DD2 has a birthday sleepover coming up and one of the guests needs gluten-free (eggs/dairy ok). Have sorted the cake (making standard sponge cake with Doves Farm flour substitute - tried it last week and it's almost indistinguishable from usual wheat flour cake, just don't eat the raw mix off the spoon as it tastes weird/gritty!)

qo Wed 04-Apr-12 17:53:26

I'm having a go at cauliflower rice tonight!!

JarethTheGoblinKing Wed 04-Apr-12 17:28:16

Yes. Def need a ricer. Can anybody recommend one?

NettoSuperstar Wed 04-Apr-12 16:22:29

I just wanted an excuse to buy something else for my kitchen, hence the steamer.
I already had a ricer.

JarethTheGoblinKing Wed 04-Apr-12 13:54:55

I think I need a ricer.

NettoSuperstar Wed 04-Apr-12 13:52:08

I blitzed the raw cauli in the mini chopper in batches (total pain in the arse bit btw), then steamed it in a bamboo steamer.

Babieseverywhere Wed 04-Apr-12 11:52:06

I have tried this successfully and I like the moist base better than stodgy flour bases.

I steam cauliflower in a microwave (no need to add water to cauliflower) and use a potato ricer to break down the cooked cauliflower.

Optional step, press riced cauliflower in muslin to remove excess water (gives a firmer base which you can pick up easily)

Add beaten egg (1 egg per half cauliflower)

Add seasoning, salt and pepper, garlic etc I don't use cheese or anything else in the base.

Press mixture of cauliflower and beaten eggs into a baking tray, bake until firm on top, flip over and bake until firm on other side.

Add tomato sauce, herbs and toppings.

Grill until cheese melted

JarethTheGoblinKing Wed 04-Apr-12 00:01:19


realhousewifeofdevoncounty Tue 03-Apr-12 23:55:21

Thread title makes me want to vom, but I will be fair, read the whole thread, MAYBE even do what you say, and give you my verdict later! grin

Lexie605 Tue 03-Apr-12 23:52:49

I would suggest turning the oven up higher and make sure it cooks long enough to crisp the bottom. Everyone's oven is different. I didn't have a problem with forming the crust but the 2nd time I made it came out better because I did leave it in the oven longer. I also found that making a Margherita pizza (no sauce) helped to keep the pieces together. I followed the recipe to the t.

boredandrestless Tue 03-Apr-12 11:57:44

This looks promising, I'm trying to cut out bread for at least a week (carb addict) so this may be a good substitute.

NettoSuperstar Tue 03-Apr-12 11:51:40

\maybe try draining it on kitchen roll, or shoogling it around in a dry hot pan?
Oh, I dunno, it'll probably make it worse!

qo Tue 03-Apr-12 10:42:27

The mixture was quite wet, I blotted it with kitchen towel before baking.

Would love to try it again as it did taste really nice, and I'd love to have a pizza!!

maybe it would be better as a garlic bread sort of substitute - or maybe I just got it totally wrong grin

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