As soon as my boyfriend and I returned from New Orleans in January, I started the Weight Watchers program. If you've read my blog for sometime, you are fully aware that I love indulging in sweets and good food. After having trouble shedding those pounds, I decided to test out the WW program and see what happened.
The past two Saturdays, we've created a cauliflower pizza crust from scratch and it's been a tremendous success! I was very hesitant to test out this method, but we were very pleased with the results.
|Chef Scottie Rob|
It helps when you have someone handsome (as seen above) who is willing to grate a head of cauliflower for your meal. :) Tasty Kitchen has a great step by step guide to making your crust. Find it here.
Our first pizza was a Hawaiian pizza with Canadian bacon and pineapple. We used this recipe from Recipe Girl as a guide. The crust came out thin and rather tasty. I think the shock was evident on both of our faces when we were realized how good the crust actually was. We came to the conclusion we really couldn't tell the difference. (side note: If you were to hand me a Shakespeare's Pizza, I could tell the difference. Just so we're clear!) In addition to this, one slice was 3 points plus opposed to the pizza we had a few weeks ago where one slice was seven. I was able to eat more pizza and I loved every minute of it.
Our second attempt at making the pizza crust went much smoother. We used more of the cauliflower head and utilized parchment paper in the cooking process. This batch was much thicker than our previous crust, so it needed to cook much longer before adding all of our toppings. Week two's pizza was a BBQ Chicken Pizza adapted from this recipe.
|Ready to be baked!|
The final product, both weeks, was absolutely delicious. The worst part about the whole process was grating the cauliflower (I don't own a food processor). However, as I mentioned earlier, convince a handsome lad to do the hard part for you. wink wink!
|BBQ Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust|
Have you used cauliflower for a substitute in any recipes?
We've also made a garlic bread recipe that was delicious. Share with me your other cauliflower experiments!