A few months ago I was aimlessly wandering around the grocery store just looking for something new to buy. I just had that bug. As I stumbled into the freezer section, I saw a frozen ball of gluten free pizza dough from a company that I’ve never seen before. Rizutto Foods.
The Artist encouraged me to buy it and try it, as he so often does with new products. And I am so grateful he encouraged me.
I followed the instructions on the package and it made one of the best gluten free pizzas I’ve made from a pre-made dough. Don’t get me wrong, if I want to make my own dough, I’ll still stick with GFJules pizza mix. (Side note, you can buy them either on her site or via Amazon). I use a pizza stone when making gluten free pizzas. I received one as a birthday gift a few years back from a friend and I do think it makes a better crust. It’s not needed to make a good gluten free crust but it does help I think.
So back to Rizutto Foods…I immediately had to write them. The crust was the perfect combo of chewy and crispy. Like “real” pizza. Sidenote: I don’t like using the term “real” or “normal” when it comes to gluten free because for us, normal and real ARE gluten free!!! The two folks I communicated with at Rizutto Foods were really friendly and appreciative of my comments.
Rizutto Foods was kind enough to send me free samples of their flatbreads in two different sizes and a few more frozen pizza dough samples. So for my blog post today, the thoughts here are of my own and not based on the free samples. Trust me, if I don’t like a product, you’ll know about it.
Here is a photo of the flatbread I made. Their crusts come frozen. I let mine defrost and cooked it for about 5 minutes on 425 degrees without any toppings. Then I topped it with The Artist‘s homemade eggplant tomato sauce (heaven in a jar!), some fresh basil from our garden, some crushed red pepper (always a must on pizza for me!) and then fresh mozzarella.
After topping the flatbread, I put it back in the 425 degree oven and watched it. The crust turns golden brown and that’s when I take it out.
I let it cool for a bit and honestly, devoured the entire thing. No, I didn’t share it. It’s that good!
Rizutto Foods makes a smaller flatbread as well, and while I don’t have a photo, they have the same great flavor, texture and consistency as this larger version. I’ve been hesitant to use them as I don’t want to run out but yet I want to eat them all! We’re having guests over soon and I’ll be making some flatbreads for appetizers!
I’m grateful to the folks over at Rizutto Foods for the free samples. Thanks again for making such quality, gluten free products.