Almond/Flax/Parmesan Herb Pizza Crust
Makes 2 10-inch round pizzas OR 1 large rectangular cookie sheet sized pizza
1/2 cup golden flax seed meal (organic golden flax has a milder taste than brown)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Couple dashes cayenne pepper, optional
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients together; add wet ingredients and mix well. Let the dough sit for about 5 minutes to thicken.
Spread dough on a lightly oiled large rectangular cookie sheet (or pizza pan) on greased parchment paper (I use Reynolds non-stick foil, lightly brushed or sprayed with olive oil. Place ball of dough in the center of the pan and begin pressing the dough outward with a lightly oiled rubber spatula or place a piece of parchment paper lightly sprayed with olive oil on top and flatten/smooth out with a rolling pin to about 1/4-inch thick; carefully remove top layer of parchment. Bake for about 20 minutes or until cooked through and dry/lightly crisp feeling to the touch (check the crust after 15 minutes and take out if it looks and feels done). Add sauce, cheese, pre-cooked toppings and place back into the oven for 5-10 minutes to melt the cheese. If desired, run under the broiler for a few minutes to lightly brown the toppings and make the cheese bubbly (be careful not to burn it).