What are the benefits of broth and why would I consider putting it in pizza?
Bone broth is a nutrient dense natural multivitamin containing protein already broken down for us into amino acids and minerals all easily absorbable by our digestive system. As humans all around the globe, we have consumed broths and bone broths for centuries (a chef at Rosslyn Bay Resort commented on many pots of broth on stove tops across Asia that had been brewing for over 90 years - a family tradition). Over the past few generations though we have lost this cultural base of our diet which were even supports as babies first foods.
We have a 2 out of 3 strike rate of kids happily and knowingly consuming broth as a straight drink with some cinnamon but in order to make that 3 out of 3 we need to be a little more creative! When sharing the message of how to consume more broth with clients, I say to use it wherever you use water when cooking. So while making a grain free pizza base yesterday with broth instead of water, I decided to give it a go sprinkling dehydrated chicken broth by Broth of Life (can also be found in our shop www.eatand3veg.com.au) with the garlic topping. What a hit!!! Strike rate 3 out of 3 instantly!
So if you are wanting to give this a go, here is the recipe:
PIZZA BASE - (modified from Jodie Day's Thermomix Paleo Pizza Base)
* 125 g arrowroot flour
* 50 g coconut flour
* 100 g olive oil
* 100 g of liquid bone broth (or water)
* 3-4 tbsp additional coconut flour
* 1 egg
* 1 tbsp chopped rosemary (if available)
* 1 teaspoon natural salt (we use Tassie salt)
* 2 tbsp olive oil (can also use tallow or brellow)
* 2 chopped garlic cloves
* 1-2 tbsp dehydrated bone broth powder
1. Preheat oven 220 degreeC.
2. Combine arrowroot, 50g coconut flour, olive oil, bone broth, egg, rosemary and salt either in a bowl or in TM (spd 5, 10sec).
3. While stirring, add additional coconut flour until the dough is firm.
4. Spread on a baking tray and bake for 5 mins.
5. Remove and spread topping.
6. Bake for further 5-10mins.