Makes my food – Brown rice & spelt flour pizza

Pizza hummus-2

When the weather is like this, I just love to have lots of late night dinners in our garden and bake pizza’s for everyone who’s in need of a good slice of comfort food;) This pizza is actulay a little bit more healthy for your body while its crust is made of brown rice and spelt flour which are easier to digest for your body dan normal flour. Also, putting cheese on this one is totally optional while the hummus kind of makes up for the lack of cheese!  By the way I baked my pizza on a BBQ pizza stone, but baking it in an oven will work just as well:) Enjoy your upcoming pizza nights! X



Pizza crust (makes 4 pizzas)

  • 1/2 tsp dry active yeast
  • 3/4 cups warm water
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flower
  • 3/4 cup spelt flower
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp fine salt


  • Tomato sauce (I made this one myself, but you can also buy a can of good quality tomato sauce at the supermarket)
  • Handful of arugula
  • Hummus (I used this recipe for the hummus ,but you can use any recipe you like)
  • 1/2 sliced beet root
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • Handful of pine nuts
  • Handful of fresh thyme
  • a big handful of basil
  • Olive oil to sprinkle on top
  • Pinch of salt en pepper


Pizza crust

1. Mix the yeast and honey with the warm water and let it rest for five minutes until it looks foamy and smells like bread.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine the brown rice flour and the spelt flour with the salt.
3. Now mix in the yeast and stir it with a wooden spoon or mixer until it becomes an elastic dough.
4. Knead the dough for a few minutes by hand and transfer an let it rest for about 2 hours under a towel.
5. Preheat the oven to 230 ℃ / start your BBQ and put the pizza stone on the BBQ rack.


Pizza and toppings

6. Split the dough in 4 pieces and knead each piece lightly and form a ball.
7. Sprinkle some flour on your work surface and roll out the dough into a  thin round shape.
8. Add 1-2 spoons sugo, swirl it on the surface of the pizza with a spoon. You can skip the sugo if you want to make a white pizza, in that case you sprinkle olive oil and a little salt instead of the sugo.
9. Add slices of beet root, dots of hummus, fresh thyme, pine nuts, arugula, basil and some salt and pepper.
10. Top this of with the honey, which you evenly divide over the whole pizza.
11. Transfer the pizza to your BBQ pizza stone or to your lined baking tray if your using an oven. Bake in the on the pizza stone/ oven for 15 minutes (but keep an eye on the pizza because some ovens/pizza stones tend to get hotter then others).
12. Remove from the pizza from the oven/pizza stone and serve:)
13. Do this for every piece of dough you have left.

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