This post is part of the #glutenfreeinMKE series where I share my dining out experiences, local products to check out, and just general gluten-free goodness in and around Milwaukee.
The star of today’s show…
Schroeter’s Gluten Free Bakeshop’s pizza crusts.
I was lucky enough to score one at our last GF Get Together — Schroeter’s GF Bake Shop has always been generous in their donations to our group!
I’m a big fan of pre-baking, even when it’s not instructed or required. Do I have other crispy crust fans in the crowd? A pizza stone works wonders for this step. (be sure to put the pizza stone in the oven while you pre-heat, then just slide the crust onto the stone and bake until lightly browned)
You can go wild with toppings — I was working with the limited likings of my two best buddies, they were visiting and this was their “lunch-on-the-road” treat for the trip back to Minnesota. They are big pepperoni fans, so pepperoni it was!
After you pre-bake the crust, smother it in your sauce of choice (We used Mid’s, our new go-to sauce… my Mamasita stocked up at Pick ‘n Save before she left.) Then, cheese of choice.
Insider pizza-extraordinaire tip: a mixture of cheeses is the way to go — last time we made homemade pizzas at my sister’s house, she added some pepper jack, why didn’t I think of that? Gave the pizza a little kick.
Would you look at that perfect crust? Crispy. A little color. (my husband says color = flavor!) Bubbly cheese. YUM!
Insider pauntie tip: (pauntie = parent-like knowledge from having so many kiddos in your life + super cool auntie) Kids love to mix it up — cut things into mini pieces or shapes, serve up snacks in muffin liners, call Potato Leek soup Mashed Potato Soup. Trust me.
Yes, it’s in the window, we needed it to cool fast so we could package it up. 🙂
You’ll notice the mini triangles are missing — Mamasita and I had to make sure it was good. We wouldn’t want to send them off with a not-up-to-par lunch. Right?! 😉 Funny story: I set aside several pieces for us to have after the crew took off on their road trip… and when my mama and I went to dive into the snack after they left? There was one little piece left. (somebody with greedy fingers got away with my secret stash, but I can’t blame them — luckily I was munching on them as I packaged them up!)
This pizza was “the best pizza ever,” as Chef Carter put it. And we all know the opinion of a six year old is what really matters. He’s picky when it comes to his gluten-free top picks, and these pizza crusts made his list.
You can find them locally at: A Gluten Free Frenzy, Metcalfe’s, Gluten Free Trading Company and Greater Grains in Racine. They are hoping to get the crusts into Ned’s Pizza, The Trysting Place and other local restaurants. Not at a store near you? Ask your local store manager to contact Schroeter’s to place an order and check out their site to find all of their other delicious products near you. (try the whoopie pies!)
Anyone else tried these pizza crusts? What did you think?
2 thoughts on “Gluten-Free in MKE: Schroeter’s Gluten Free Bakeshop”
Thanks for the crust idea! I’m looking forward to getting one. Quick comment, your stone looks like a Pampered Chef stone – they are not meant to be preheated and then have a frozen item put on them – you could cause thermal shock and it could pop – it is so beautifully seasoned that I don’t want that to happen to you! Pampered Chef recommends that you preheat the oven and then put the food with the stone in at the same time. For pizzas, I usually put the stone WITH the crust in for 5-10 minutes (depends on thickness of crust and if it is raw dough or par-baked), take it out and then add toppings and put back in. It should turn out BEAUTIFUL!
Thanks for the tip, Amy — I usually put the pizza in before it is totally pre-heated with no problems, I’ve had the stone for years and love it. We are usually using it for homemade crust, which goes in fresh… plus the crust had been out of the freezer while prepping, so it was all good. 🙂