As you all know Valentine’s Day fell on a Sunday this year. For us Sundays are a special day where we go to church and then just spend time together as a family. We choose not to shop or eat out on Sunday. It’s just what we do. In past years the husband and I have went out for dinner just the two of us. With the holiday falling on the Sabbath we were presented with the opportunity to not just eat in but eat in with me cooking Valentine’s dinner. You know what? This was one of my most favorite heart’s days. Our children were involved and with us. Such a dandy time and a memory that will last forever. I’m thinking this should be how the day goes every year. This year I decided to make gluten free heart shaped personal pizzas for our special dinner!
I wanted to make the dinner truly extra special for the kids. Something that they would remember for years to come. I also wanted to make it gluten free. All of it. Just to see how they would like it. And you know? They loved it! Everything was heart shaped. I cut the strawberries shaped like hearts. I made gluten free mini heart shaped chocolate cakes. Each individual so the kids could decorate their own after dinner. Such a hit! And of course I made the personal pizzas with a gluten free crust.
Gluten Free Heart Shaped Personal Pizzas
For the pizza crust I started with this easy pizza dough recipe from House of Yumm. It requires no yeast and makes up really fast.
My KitchenAid is white. But oh my dandy. Isn’t this one dreamy HERE?
Not that it would match in my kitchen but I think I would change the color scheme in my kitchen just to go around that color green mixer…
To make the pizza crust gluten free I just subbed the wheat flour with a gluten free one. At our house we use Namaste Foods Gluten Free Perfect Flour Blend from Costco and there’s no reason to change the measurements. It’s the perfect ratio cup for cup with the original recipe.
After I made the pizza dough I rolled it out to House of Yumm’s specifications and then got artistic with a knife to cut out some hearts.
I’m sure you can use a heart shaped cookie cutter but it would need to be on the larger side. I wanted each heart to be “slice-like” in size.
Then I just added our favorite toppings:
Popped ’em in the oven at 450 degrees for 12 minutes…
There you have it. Gluten free heart shaped personal pizzas that are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day really.
Thoughts on these gluten free heart shaped personal pizzas?
Be sure to check out all the other Seeing Dandy gluten free recipes!