Grain free Pizza base

Note that although hulled sesame seeds don’t have much in the way of phytates or oxalates (which are mostly in the hull), they do still have enzyme inhibitors. So things made with unsoaked sesame seeds are a treat, not an everyday meal. Two different size variations are given.

  • ¾ cup [1 ¼ cups] freshly ground sesame meal (takes about ½ the amount of sesame seeds ie 3/8 cup)
  • ¼ cup [6 Tbs] freshly ground flaxseed
  • ¼ cup [6 Tbs] arrowroot
  • ¼ tsp [2ml] sea salt
  • 3 [5] eggs
  • 6 Tbs [10 Tbs] extra virgin olive oil

Grind seeds. Mix dry ingredients together well. Beat eggs and oil together till thick and creamy. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Line an 11” pizza tray [or a swiss roll tin] with baking paper. Pour batter into tray and spread evenly. Bake at 325F (163C) for 10-15 mins till base is firm enough to spread topping on. Spread your favourite toppings on and bake for another 10-15 mins depending on how crisp you like the base.

As it doesn’t have a long cook time and is a cool oven, precooked toppings are best. One favourite is a layer of plain tomato paste, a sprinkling of dried herbs, some chopped up salami, a sprinkling of grated Tasty cheese. Or try tomato paste, chicken, pan fried mushrooms and onions, and cheese.

Variation: Starch free pizza base

 For the large size base, replace the first 3 ingredients with ¾ cup ground almonds and 2/3 cup coconut flour. Add one extra egg.