Family pizza night is a tradition around the world. Special dietary restrictions, though, can complicate this. Enter fathead dough to keep this fun family tradition alive!
You might be wondering what is “fathead” and why is this a good thing? It’s a four ingredient pizza dough (mozzarella, cream cheese, egg, and some type of low-carb flour) that taste like regular pizza dough that just happens to be gluten-free and vegetarian. It’s commonly also called keto dough since it was first popularized by those in the ketogenic diet community. But, you can eat it simply because it’s delicious!
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Some of the questions In this article that we look to answer:
The nephew of Tom Naughton, the man who wrote and directed the “Fathead” documentary movie, created the fathead pizza dough recipe and named it in honor of this movie.
This documentary involved Naughton attempting to lose weight and understand the entire process of personal weight loss. It was the motivation for the creation of the specialty pizza dough, too.
It’s as healthy as conventional pizza is for those who can eat that kind of crust. Much of this depends on what you put on your pizza, so this is hard to answer. It is heavy on cheese, so this aspect of it is not super healthy, but other than the cheese – yes – it’s healthy.
You will have to taste it for yourself of course, but, yes, it tastes great! It’s main ingredients are flour and cheese, so it’s easy to understand why people love its flavor. This video explains how to make it:
Yes, it saves perfectly well. This is great for meal planning. It lasts up to 10 days in the fridge or three months in the freezer when stored in an airtight container.
You can either freeze the dough uncooked or you can do what I prefer, which is to bake the dough, then freeze it. I prefer this option since you do not need to thaw it before using it. Just take it out of the freezer, add toppings, and bake!
Reheating a fathead pizza in an oven can overcook the dough, so it is best to heat it in the microwave for a short period. Try putting a small glass of water in the microwave with it if the base is coming out hard.
You can if you want to. Or, you can use a food processor. Fit the food processor with the dough blade, or even an S knife blade, and let the machine do the work for you!
You will likely need to scrape down the sides some to get the dough to form in a food processor. And, if it doesn’t want to mix together, positioning the cheese near the blade might help.
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Making pizzas at home is a delightful exercise as you have complete control over all the ingredients. Not only do you get to line up the pizza with all your favorite toppings, but you can also use healthy ingredients to keep the extra pounds away once you’re done gorging.
The unique dough by fathead helps you create some stunning, professional-quality pizzas without the burden of the added calories that often accompany the dish. By using gluten free, keto-friendly ingredients, you can allow yourself to enjoy your favorite meal, guilt-free!
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