How Giada De Laurentiis' Aunt Really Feels About Her Gluten-Free Pizza

Following a gluten-free diet is progressively getting easier and tastier with time. Giada De Laurentiis' latest pizza creation she shared on TikTok is further proof of the diet's emerging prominence and De Laurentiis wasn't shy about subjecting her pie to objective scrutiny by a particularly discerning palate.

In the social media post, which has amassed thousands of views, De Laurentiis breaks down her process for making a gluten-free pizza crust. It's a growing trend at pizzerias, with even big chains like Domino's and MOD Pizza offering a gluten-free alternative. Zero Gluten Guide shares how major frozen brands like California Pizza Kitchen and Freschetta also offer gluten-free varieties.

If you're apprehensive about sacrificing flavor and texture in your pizza to avoid gluten, you might want to learn about the review that De Laurentiis' Aunt Raffy gave her gluten-free crust. That should help you decide whether this type of crust is a bust.

Aunt Raff Didn't Laugh

When Giada De Laurentiis used some of her favorite Italian tomatoes to perfect a pizza with a gluten-free crust, her Aunt Raffy was among the first to try the pie. Without hesitation or reservation, the celebrity chef's expert taste tester expressed her jubilation. In the TikTok post, Aunt Raffy exclaimed "it is amazing for being gluten-free, amazing!"

Although De Laurentiis does not show the gluten-free flour product in the video, the post's description mentions that it is available on her website, Giadzy. The gluten-free flour variety on that site is Petra Gluten Free Bread and Pizza Flour. The product is a mixture of buckwheat and rice flours with some added corn starch, salt, and sugar. That combination makes it ideal for gluten-free dough.

King Arthur Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour also lists rice flour among its top ingredients. Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, which Food Network rated its best overall gluten-free flour, also primarily consists of rice flour. Think of your pizza crust's rice component as an interesting twist on risotto al salto if you like.

Just don't frown when someone tells you a pizza crust is gluten-free without trying it, especially if someone like De Laurentiis prepared it. If it's good enough for Aunt Raffy, who are the rest of us to judge?