Savory Olive Oil Crust

  • Yield: servings


2cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
1teaspoon xanthan gum
1teaspoon kosher salt
5tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2teaspoons white win vinegar
1/2-3/4cup cold water


1. In a large bowl, add the flour, xanthan gum, and salt and whisk to combine. Pour in the olive oil and white vinegar, and stir with a fork to combine. Add ½ cup of cold water and stir until the flour absorbs the water, then mix or knead until the dough comes together. If the dough is crumbly, add more water by the tablespoon, mixing after each addition, until the dough is smooth.

2. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes. After the dough has chilled, place it between two pieces of plastic wrap and roll until it is about ⅛ inch thick. Once you have rolled the dough, remove one piece of plastic wrap and dust the dough lightly with extra flour, and replace the plastic wrap. Repeat with the other side of the dough. It is now ready to be used for a savory tart or pie.

From the book Gluten-Free on a Shoestring, by Nicole Hunn.  Reprinted by arrangement with Da Capo Lifelong, a member of the Perseus Books Group.  Copyright © 2011.