Udi’s Gluten Free Thin and Crispy Pizza Crust
Udi’s Gluten Free Pizza Crust
As I said on the day 11 post of the 30 day wheat free diet I love Pizza, I love it just about any way you can get it. I live in New Jersey and I love the thin east coast style with greasy cheese and a bread like crust, I also love deep dish Chicago style that I first tried while delivering pizzas for Teddy’s a pizzeria owned by a transplanted Chicago pizza man, I love pizzas with funky topping from the California Pizza Kitchen as well as pizzas I grill myself.
I even like, notice I didn’t say love frozen pizzas, I’ll always keep one in the freezer for when I’m running around and too busy to make something else.
So Far I’ve Been Almost Pizza Free For 11 days, That must be a Record
So far I’ve been Wheat Free for about a week and a half, and I’ve only tried one gluten free pizza, Amy’s Frozen Gluten Free Cheese Pizza, not too impressive. I told myself I would keep one in the freezer in case of emergency but I still haven’t bought another. But today…
I Finally Found a Decent Gluten Free Pizza
It was one I made myself using Udi’s Gluten Free Pizza Crusts. They are pre-shaped, precooked crusts that come ready for you to put any topping you want on them. I buy these at room temperature at my local Whole Foods but they can be frozen for up to six months. I’ve used them fresh and also frozen and cannot tell the difference.
Fresh Food is Better
This pizza tastes as good as almost any frozen pizza I’ve tried, but since I make it myself using fresh ingredients I’m sure it must be better for me.
Making this pizza takes only a few minute longer than a prebuilt frozen pie. The crust is a little less than a ¼ inch thick so when I use it frozen it always thaws out while I’m putting the toppings on. Speaking of toppings I find myself using tons of fresh vegetables when I make a pie from scratch. I’d say I get two full veggie servings on each pie. (Side Note) I’ve noticed after going wheat free that I’m eating much better without even trying. Since I have to make all my food in advance I’m using better ingredients and a lot more vegetables.
These crusts have become my emergency keep in the freezer frozen pizza of choice even through it’s not actually a pizza.
So How Do I Rate This Gluten Free Pizza Crust?
If I was rating these crusts on their own I would say they’re a pretty good quality pizza crust. They have no off putting flavors and the texture is not crumbly or weird. I’ve never bought a premade pizza crust before but if I did I’m sure it would taste about the same as Idi’s gluten free crusts.
These do not compare to a great crust on a fresh made pizza but that’s not what I was expecting. So I’m judging them against frozen pizza crusts. By those criteria they are as good as most normal frozen crusts but not as good as some of the self-raising pizzas on the market.