This soaked buckwheat pizza crust is the marriage of perfect crispiness and delicious pizza crust flavor. We have had Friday pizza night at our house for years and years and have gone through an array of crust recipes, including a delicious coconut flour pizza crust. This crust is a definite winner. It is grain-free and gluten free and has the stamp of approval from pizza lovers of all ages.
Your crust may turn out light- as the one pictured, or a darker color, depending on your buckwheat flour and whether it buckwheat is hulled. Bob’s Red Mill Organic Buckwheat Flour
One of the problems with trying to make a soaked pizza crust is that is can be hard to get the crust to turn out nice and crisp, as soaked baked goods tend to take a longer time to cook thoroughly. But, this crust turns our perfectly crispy every time.
As a side note, it is recommended to soak grains and nuts as they contain enzyme inhibitors and phytic acid that inhibit digestion and mineral absorption. By soaking in an acidic medium such as whey, yogurt or lemon juice the digestibility and nutritional profile are improved.
Soaked recipes such as this buckwheat pizza crust recipe may be prepared without including the step of soaking. I’ve made this recipe both ways and it is well received either way. Use homemade roasted tomato sauce and you’ll be in pizza heaven.