Sorry, I have been MIA and this site has had some technical difficulties. I think the lack of gluten is turning my brain to mush. But we did try some gluten free pizza from our local pizza place. And the experience was devastating enough to motivate me to get this blog back on track. This place has amazing pizza – it has been a staple in our house since we discovered their pizza 5 years ago. When I went in to pick up my order the kid working behind the counter, who knows me well, thought he had the wrong order. I explained the reason he hadn’t seen us in a while was because of this gluten free disaster, and that it was only last week a neighbor told me they had added gf pizza to the menu. He warned me to come back again next week, because they were out of the “good” gf crust and this was only “ok”. I will have to give another review if I can muster the strength to try it again. But current consensus . . . gross.
I know, it doesn’t even look good!!! I should start by saying we are pizza snobs. I am not someone who thinks any pizza is good pizza. But this . . . this was bad. The crush was mushy in the middle, and chewy. Crunch and overcooked on the edges. Though it was the same yummy sauce and cheese, there was hardly any cheese. For this I blame all the by-choice gluten-freers who are doing it for health reasons. They have given pizza places this idea that if you want gluten free you probably want it light on the cheese to keep it healthier. If we are going to remove the deliciousness that is gluten, at least give me the cheese!!! Enough to cover the whole pizza. Please and thank you.
All that being said, we ate it. The whole thing. Because it cost a small fortune. One medium sized gf pizza (they only come in one size, but it was about a medium) was the same cost as two large pizzas on special. WTF. More money for a smaller, gross pizza?!
I am sure one of the 7000 gluten-free blogs about baking would tell me I just need to make my own crust, but that is not my style. I do not have the time or energy to work two jobs and come home and perfect gf recipes. I just want to by a fucking decent gluten free pizza! Is that too much to ask?
I will give the “good” gf pizza they have a shot, but I am not getting my hopes up.