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How the Blockchain team celebrated Bitcoin Pizza Day

May 22nd was Bitcoin Pizza Day! A day that recalls when Laszlo Hanyecz offered 10,000 Bitcoins, for two Papa John’s pizzas on May 22, 2010. The 10,000 Bitcoins were worth roughly $30-40 at the time. The price of Bitcoin has risen to the point where those $40 pizzas are worth about $5 million dollars. For Bitcoiners, Bitcoin Pizza Day has become a holiday worth celebrating, around the world.

There are plenty varieties of pizza, but not too many delicious gluten-free options. While others from our team decided to celebrate by purchasing their pizzas (an equally delectable decision), two of us on the team decided to get creative and make a gluten-free pepperoni and cheese pizza, complete with the Bitcoin B! The crust is made of almond flour, cheese, eggs, and spices. Keep reading for the recipe and photos.

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Mandrik’s Delectable Almond Flour Pizza Crust

What you’ll need:

- 3 cups shredded whole milk mozzarella - 3/4 cups almond flour - 1 egg - Any seasonings you like (salt, pepper, oregano, marjoram, onion & garlic powders) - Large glass bowl - Small-medium bowl - Large pan - Parchment paper - Large cookie sheet

Cooking Directions:

  • In a large glass bowl, melt the mozzarella cheese in the microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds.
  • In a smaller bowl, mix the almond flour, egg any any seasonings you like (mmm, garlic!).
  • Let the cheese cool for about five minutes, then add the almond flour mixture to the cheese bowl.
  • Fold the melted cheese around the almond flour mixture until you eventually have a somewhat even mixture, then roll it into a ball.
  • Heat up a large pan on the stove top (medium-low heat), and put the cheese ball in!
  • Slowly press down on the ball to spread it out into a circle that fits the size of the pan.
  • When one side is golden brown flip and repeat on the other side.
  • Place crusts on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
  • Wait for crust to cool somewhat (2-3 minutes), then begin to add your sauce, cheese, and favourite toppings.
  • Broil in the oven until cheese is golden brown.

There you have it! We hope you give this recipe a try and share your photos with us! Bitcoin Pizza Day may be on one day of the year, but we can’t help feeling tempted to celebrate it much more often.

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