For relaxed weekend lunches my family enjoys pizza, and it is so easy to throw a pizza in the oven for a meal that the kids will love -fortunately they both tolerate small amounts of cheese! I have discovered an amazing stall at my local farmers market that prepares ready-to-serve pizzas on a thin, wood-fire-oven-baked pizza base. Unfortunately for me, its not low fodmap, so I needed to find an option so that I wouldn’t feel like I was missing out….
And so, I have invented a quick and easy pizza base that is low fodmap, gluten-free, and I believe it is also low GI (based on google searches of the GI index of buckwheat)!
While I am heating up the oven and cooking the bought pizza for the family I can quickly put together my own l ow fodmap version. Here’s how:
1/4 cup buckwheat flour (choose one with a fine texture, Coles, in Australia sells a very good quality organic flour)
1 egg, beaten
Grind of salt (I use pink Himalayan salt)
Lactose free milk (Almond milk or Rice milk could be used also)
In a bowl combine the buckwheat flour, egg and salt and gradually add milk a little at a time until it has formed a batter – a similar consistency to a pancake. I don’t want to give finite quantities of milk as it may depend on the type of flour you are using.
Heat a large frying pan over low to medium heat and grease with butter or oil (I use quality organic butter). Pour in the batter to cover the base of the fry pan. Cook on both sides. Transfer onto a pizza tray.
Add your favourite low fodmap pizza toppings (I added some tomato paste/puree, garlic infused olive oil, herbs, zucchini, tomato, cheese, anchovies) and put it in the oven just as you would a regular pizza. I got distracted and left mine in the oven too long so the edges are a little over-cooked, but it still tasted delicious and once it cooled a little I could pick up a slice in my hands without it falling apart!