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Socca ~ Flat bread – Gluten free (makes one 10-inch plus an extra smaller one)

1 cup corn flour

1/2 cup corn meal

1 1/2 cups water

1 1/2 Tablespoon Olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt ~ I used no-salt

1 Tablespoon each ~ Thyme or Basil, Oregano, Onion powder, Chives

Whisk corn flour, corn meal, water, olive oil and salt. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes to 2 hours. ( I added the spices to the batter and allowed it to rest for 2 hours)

(To cook in the oven)

Set the oven rack 6 inches below the broiler. Warm the pan for 5 minutes.

Remove from the oven, spray with cooking spray and add a teaspoon of the oil to coat the pan.

Whisk the batter and pour in the pan, covering evenly. (You might want to use only half the batter and make two. Mine turned out very thick almost like a pita.

Broil 3 to 5 minutes or until the top of the Socca blisters and browns, then bake at 400 on a lower rack for 6 minutes or until set. It should be flexible in the middle and crisp around the edges.

This recipe originally called for chickpea flour, which I didn’t have. Probably why I had trouble with the results…I’ll try it as the recipe calls for one day, but I did make alterations to mine the other day and instead of baking it like I did the first time, I used my Pizza maker.

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The ingredients listed above is what I used to make the rounds for the pizza base. This made one large round about 10 inches and the second part of the batter make a 5 inch or so…I didn’t divide the batter evenly because I wanted one large one to impress my son…

This process of cooking the batter in the pizza maker proved to be so easy and fast, a mere few minutes compared to the oven method. ~ The first time making this in the oven took much longer than the recipe called for. Probably, because I poured the entire bowl of batter into the pan. I really didn’t have a clue what to expect. But, now I do.. Thank heavens…

To cook in my Betty Crocker Pizza Maker:

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Mix together the corn flour, corn meal, spices, oil, salt and the water. Let rest for 30 minutes or as long as two hours, covered.

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After the batter has rested you can now add 2 teaspoons of Baking Power ~ always checking that your baking powder does NOT CONTAIN wheat…

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Baking powder: This product often contains an ingredient that helps absorb moisture so the baking powder doesn’t clump. Some brands use wheat starch as that ingredient. Glutenfree baking powders include Rumford, Clabber Girl, Featherweight, and Bakewell Cream.

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Being the pack rat that I am…I’ve saved cardboard rounds from long ago store bought frozen pizza’s. Cleaned them well and left out to air dry. I often used these cardboard rounds in between my cast iron fry pans. Since, they need to be kept oiled…

Let’s get cooking…

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Addition of the baking powder.

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I poured 1/2 of the batter into a hot, oiled pizza cooker. Closed the lid and set a timer. 2 1/2 minutes later I flipped with a spatula and cooked for another 5 minutes or so. Just until the center feels done.

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After 2 1/2 minutes…..

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After 7 1/2 minutes total cooking time…..

Place on wire rack to cool completely. You can after it’s cooled place the pizza base on a round of parchment or waxed paper on top of a cardboard round. Wrap this in plastic wrap and put into one of those extra large baggies. Freeze the base, until ready to use.

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Never store in the refrigerator…

This advice is from reading about making gluten free products. The refrigerator ruins the bread. But, your freezer is your friend… as far as this way of cooking bread…I freeze the pizza base until nearing dinner time and put together with homemade pizza sauce, shredded chicken, onions, bell peppers and of course last but not least the cheese.

When you’re ready to prepare the pizza’s place the frozen base into the hot pizza maker and top with your ingredients. Close lid and usually within 5-7 minutes it’s piping hot, cheese nicely melted and ready for the pizza cutter to go into action.

This base holds up nicely to the added toppings and does NOT crumble or fall apart like some of the gluten free bread I’ve been making. I would give this a great big 5 stars as far as making gluten free pizza in your home.

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Until next time

❀

~Laura~

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12 thoughts on “Gluten – Free ~ Chicken Pizza on Socca flat bread

    1. Pete, Thank you so much for your comments about the Gluten Free Pizza..

      It’s been ages since I’ve done a cooking post and had forgotten just how long a process it takes to get it ready to post.

      I was in a hurry at the end cooking two different meals ~ Gluten free and non gluten free..

      I had beautiful toppings to add color for the taste and the picture, but my son said he wanted both pizza’s last evening and that threw off my perfect cooking two dinners timing… LOL…

      It should have had pretty green and red bell peppers and the mushrooms were suppose to be on top of the cheese..

      As you can see in the picture I threw on a handful of the cheese and stirred the other pots in the process…

      Last night was the height of multi tasking… I hope your Sunday is a great one, have a peaceful evening..

      Take care, Laura…

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    1. automatic gardener, thanking you kindly for your informative comments about gluten free and their products. As I’m still a newbie trying to find things to cook for my son. I’ll have to try the GF cornbread and look for those recipes online at Bob’s Red Mill.. Many, many grateful thanks to you my dear…

      Take care, and have a peaceful Sunday… Laura πŸ™‚

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    1. Jim, thanking you so much for your comments… My son who has just begun eating Gluten free for his eczema said these pizza’s were very good and the bread base held up nicely with all of the toppings.. Have a peaceful Sunday my friend down South..

      Take care, Laura πŸ™‚

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    1. Laura, honestly this is just as easy as making pancakes.. and quick too if you plan ahead and let the batter rest for 2 hours.. make batter, work on a blog post and bam… you’re ready to get cooking… Take care, and have a peaceful day … from one Laura to another.. πŸ™‚

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  1. Looks delish! Great job! Wish there was a Gluten-Free bakery here on Guam. A friend of mine is praying to open one someday, so I’m hoping that may be God’s will for her. Cuz we gluten-intolerant folks sho do need it!

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    1. in567, if it’s cost available for your friend to open up a little bakery there where you live in Guam, please tell her to do it.

      She can go around to friends and family asking for help with opening up the business, since there is a great need for all of your gluten intolerant community ~ their investments would grow by leaps and bounds. They could loan her the funds or they could all go into it as a community partners type group and you too might be able to join in on what appears like a great opportunity. I wish her the best of luck with this and yes, God’s Will is very strong and tell her to listen to what he might just be whispering into her thoughts.

      I know I do when he offers wisdom to me..

      Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely comments.. I’ll be posting a lot more on Gluten Free Baking and cooking in the near future.

      My sons eczema is getting so much better since I’ve taken him off all gluten containing products.

      Take care, and have a great day/evening where you are.. from Laura πŸ™‚

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    1. Beautyhound, yes indeed do try this pizza it was so good your sister will love it and it holds up to the toppings the best I’ve seen so far.. I’ve only begun this Gluten Free way of trying to cook for my son who’s eczema is getting so much better after he stopped eating Gluten….Thank you so much for your comments and watch my blog for many more Gluten Free foods that I’m trying to cook and I’ll also offer up helpful hints too..

      Take care my dear, from Laura

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