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Grated cauliflower - anyone tried making pizza dough or similar?

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ParsleyTheLioness Sun 26-Jan-14 19:45:51

Just that really... I keep being told you can do marvellous things with it, but have foolishly tried to make a low-fat quiche today with it, without success.. It seemed to remain wet for a long time. Am I missing something? TIA

CRbear Sun 26-Jan-14 21:04:53

You need to drain the cauliflower so well, it needs to be pretty much dry. So once its grated, and cooked, put it in a clean tea towel/muslin cloth and squeeze like there is no tomorrow! Then continue with the recipe.

ParsleyTheLioness Sun 26-Jan-14 22:11:28

That sounds like a very good idea I should have thought about it before I will do that the next time I experiment cook low cal stuff. Thanks!

trainersandcake Sun 26-Jan-14 23:02:14

Yes! I made this last night: tastykitchen.com/blog/2013/08/cauliflower-crust-pizza/

Had to get my DH to squeeze out the cauli, and I should really have turned it over before I added the pizza topping, but it was totally delicious!

ParsleyTheLioness Mon 27-Jan-14 08:29:27

Excellent. I didn't get that link when I googled. Thanks Trainers and Bear!

MissVic101 Mon 27-Jan-14 20:56:49

wow! that looks fit! !! Got a cauli in the fridge too - its my destiny!

trainersandcake Mon 27-Jan-14 21:27:59

V welcome, hope it goes well for you too!

pixiegumboot Mon 27-Jan-14 22:10:12

It.was.gross.never.ever.ever.again

ParsleyTheLioness Wed 29-Jan-14 09:05:14

Not tried it yet. Concerned about the amount of cheese in the crust tho. Is the advantage just low-carbs then?

CRbear Wed 29-Jan-14 11:48:54

Its supposed to be lower cal than regular pizza dough. Use mfp to check maybe.

trainersandaches Wed 29-Jan-14 14:30:16

I only used 30g of mozarella and a bit of parmesan (less than 10g) - 100g of mozzarella is only 84 calories so not at all bad.

Pizza base is about 400 calories by contrast.

MissVic101 Sun 02-Feb-14 21:27:28

Made this tonight. Going to say, more than a little bit weird. There is alot of cheese in the base, maybe too much but ot os there trying to drown out the rather farty taste of the cauliflower. Maybe I didn't squeeze it enough, the middle was pretty soggy, the chrispy edges were better. Husband has scrapped all the topping of and eaten that declaring it delicious, so we can confirm he is a fan of chorizo and cheese. Wouldn't bother again as a dieter, if you were gluten intolerant though it might be worth tweaking.

ParsleyTheLioness Mon 03-Feb-14 08:51:26

Yes I thought it just seemed like a lot of effort, and doesn't fit in well with WW plan. Might give it up but thanks all!

SonorousBip Mon 03-Feb-14 08:57:53

I do the cauliflower rice/couscous thing* which I think is pretty good. So if I am doing a pasta sauce for the DCs, I have it with cauli instead - makes a perfectly acceptable alternative. Not sure I would want to extend my cauliflower creativity much further than tha, tbh - the pizza crust looks a faff.

*whizz cauliflower in chopper until size of rice grains. cover and microwave for 7 or 8 mins: impt - no water. Fluff up with fork and add salt. Sorted.

ParsleyTheLioness Mon 03-Feb-14 09:00:49

So you have instead of rice Sonorous?

SonorousBip Mon 03-Feb-14 10:21:18

Yes. Its surprisingly quite good - one of those changes that really is acceptable, IMO. I use it instead of rice, pasta or couscous.

Bizarrely it doesn't taste of cauliflower at all. (It does smell a bit school-dinners-y smile)

VeryStressedMum Tue 04-Feb-14 18:55:43

I love cauliflower rice I always have it instead of normal rice. I've had the pizza which is nice enough but only if I add egg white to bind it, not the yolk. I once tried it with the whole egg it was disgusting, not sure why. And add salt. Get it as dry as you can after cooking, cook it on one side for at least 30 mins flip it and cook the other side for about 10 mins before adding the toppings.

ParsleyTheLioness Sat 22-Feb-14 21:55:31

Thanks all!

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