There are a few ingredients you can use in your dough that aren’t grains. Given the nature of that kind of ingredients, completely replacing the flour is difficult, but you do can improve the dough with them. Here’s a potato dough for your pizza, as an example of how it’s done!
Instead of making the flour by pulverizing potatoes with a food processor, you’ll add the potatoes to the all-purpose flour we’ll be using. It’s not a substitution, it’s an addition.
This crust will be chewy and thick, thanks to the potatoes. This recipe is perfect for those pizza recipes that require a lot of toppings, so let’s get started!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 cup mashed potatoes
- 2 tbsp yeast
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp salt
- You have to make mashed potatoes, if you haven't already. Boil the unpeeled potatoes in water and salt until they're soft and nice. Once that's done, take them out, peel them, and mash the potatoes thoroughly. You need it to be mashed enough for it to be able to be incorporated into the dough.
- Mix the yeast with the water and the sugar.
- Add the salt, olive oil, sugar and garlic to the flour. Once those are mixed into the flour, make a hole in the center and pour both the water with the yeast and the potatoes inside.
- Knead all those ingredients until you get a ball of dough. If the dough starts getting too difficult to handle, add more warm water.
- Put the ball of dough into a bowl, cover it with transparent film, and let it rest for a couple hours.
- When it's time to cook the pizza, you'll want to make the crust firm. You can do it by giving it the shape you want, and then bake the dough in the oven for 15 minutes. Remember to preheat the oven at the highest temperature you have!