People with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity can finally enjoy a great-tasting gluten-free pizza, breadsticks and other great gluten free recipes with our award winning Gluten Free Dough Mix.
The recipe was created so those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity can finally enjoy real pizza flavor and texture. World Champion Pizza Maker Shawn Randazzo was inspired to craft the recipe after his wife, Keri, was diagnosed with celiac disease in January 2012. The same gluten free recipe is used to make GF pizzas at Randazzo’s Detroit Style Pizza Co. pizzerias and now available worldwide via mail order.
Randazzo was inspired to craft his own gluten-free pizza recipe after his wife, Keri, was diagnosed with celiac disease in January 2012. The couple tried gluten-free pizzas at dozens of Detroit-area locations, only to find that most versions left much to be desired. Randazzo went to work on his own recipe, and after countless trials he was able to bake a gluten-free pizza that features dough that’s soft on the inside, crispy on the outside and as tasty as Detroit Style Pizza Co.’s other award-winning pizzas.
“Most of the gluten-free pizzas we tried were made with the frozen pizza crust shells sold in bulk by vendors. They have super-thin crusts that are dry and bland, like eating crackers. They make your teeth squeak. Worst of all, they’re practically flavorless,” said Randazzo. “I wanted to create a gluten-free pizza recipe that we loved and would be proud to share with others.”
The key to a great-tasting gluten-free pizza is the dough, since most toppings are already gluten-free. The recipe has placed in several local and international competitions, including 1st place at Motor City Pizza Fest 2014,2015 and 2016. In 2014 the recipe was awarded second place in the Gluten Free category at the International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas.
“A gluten-free diet calls for no breads or wheat. It’s a total life change for many people, and it’s extremely difficult to find gluten-free bread products that taste great,” said Randazzo. “For people who love pizza but can’t eat gluten, being able to enjoy a gluten-free pizza that’s packed with flavor is a treasure.”