I had a pizza night planned for Saturday with new guests – work colleagues – and almost too late learned one of our guests needed a gluten-free menu. Instead of rethinking dinner, I decided to give gluten-free pizza a go and tried¬†Pamela’s Gluten-Free Bread Mix¬†mix – chosen because, of all the gluten-free baking options at the grocery store, this package included directions for making pizza dough.

This was my first try with a gluten-free dough, and it turned out just great. The package had quite specific mixing and handling directions; follow them exactly and you will combat the inherent stickiness and relative difficulty to work with. Once cooked, the crust was perfectly crisp and had a firm, light texture. It’s on the sweet side because ingredients include sorghum flour, tapioca flour, sweet rice flour, molasses, and honey, so use lots of garlic and herbs in your tomato sauce. Even if you’re not gluten-free, this is worth a try. Seeing as more and more people are gluten-free these days, I’ll be keeping a package or two on hand from now on.