well, i did it. i finally purchased a box of chebe. i never do this. NEVER. i never buy a box of something, or a premix of whatnot. but listen, this pregnant lady is hungry, and she is hungry for pizza. i have been craving a crispy, stretchy dough for sometime now. i have a hack-recipe for this crust, but i wanted to use the “real” thing first. i didn’t feel guilty, the ingredients are pretty safe: tapioca flour, tapioca starch, sea salt, and dried herbs. pretty innocent! -and it is too easy to put together. just add eggs, oil, and water (or milk). knead everything together, press onto pizza sheet.
while baking, it smelled starchy and amazing, just like pizza should. the crust poofed up huge. after cooling for a few minutes, i sliced through the crispy crust. it sliced just like a real pizza. the crust was crispy, stretchy, and doughy. there were even air pockets hidden in the crust, perfect for dipping into more sauce. each slice was for sure sturdy enough to hold the weight of our toppings and cheese, which is quite remarkable because i have a heavy hand with cheese. the flavor was also excellent. just slightly salty, and slightly herby with oregano.
so far as toppings go, i couldn’t find a pepperoni that i really approved of, so we went meatless. -i know. this isn’t like me, but whatevz. i was feeling like a lunatic. sauce, mushrooms, basil, red onion, black olives, and mozzarella cheese. that’s all i needed.
please do yourself a favor and try yourself some-a-this crust. i will be using my hack-recipe very soon and posting it, but until then you can buy chebe in most any store where the gluten-free stuff is located. top it with whatever the heck you wanna. my next affair will be hawaiian.
here is a small warning: the nutrition label says that this recipe serves ten. wrong. it served two. i can see it serving four if there were salads involved with the meal.
chebe pizza crust
1 package chebe pizza crust mix
2 big eggs
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup milk or water
toppings of your choice
method: preheat oven to 450f. grab a pizza sheet.
whisk eggs, milk, and oil until blended. use a spoon to stir in chebe mix. once it gets gooey, use your hands to knead dough. knead until smooth.
place dough ball onto pizza sheet, and press with the heel of your hands to form the crust, flipping over a few times.
spread sauce, veggies, meats, cheese, herbs over pizza crust.
bake for 15-18 minutes or so on the center rack, rotating halfway at 7 minutes so it bakes evenly.
once crust and cheese appear done, pull pizza from oven and let it cool for 5 minutes or so. you don’t want to burn the roof of your mouth.
slice and fall deeply in love.