Thursday, 3 November 2011

Gluten-free Vegan Esfihas

I watched my mom make this a bunch of times. It looks complicated at first, but it's not so bad.
She usually uses whole wheat flour, but we decided to try to make it gluten-free. We used a mix of brown rice flour and teff flour. After mixing and letting it rest for about one hour, the dough was still a bit wet so we added some more brown rice flour and it was okay. The end result was great, so we were pretty happy. And my dad liked them, so we know we were successful. Here's the recipe:

Dough:  1 tbsp yeast
              1 cup warm water
              1/2 cup olive oil
              1 tbsp ground flax seed and 3 tbsp water (substituting one egg)
              1 1/2 tsp vegan sugar
              1 1/2 tsp salt
              1 1/2 flour (teff and brown rice)

the dough after we let it rest and worked with some extra brown rice flour

Topping : 1 package Yves Meatless Ground Round
                1 small red onion (chopped)
                1 cup chopped olives
                drizzle olive oil

Work the dough and make some mini pizza discs:

Put them in a 350F oven for 20 minutes. Check if the dough is cooked and if not give it another 5 minutes.
They are great with some hot sauce or lemon juice. Enjoy!


  1. now I'm hungry!
    they look great!

    awesome blog..

  2. looks awesome! but I hate to tell you the Ives ground round has wheat gluten in it so it's not gluten-free. :( I wonder if the filling could be made with a mixture of toasted walnuts and olives pulsed in the food processor.