Sunday, May 5, 2013

whole wheat pizza crust.

For a whole wheat recipe, this one was definitely a winner.  I like using whole wheat flour in recipes because it adds a little more flavor and has some healthier benefits that white flour leaves out. For our pizzas, we topped them off with bacon, pepperoni, bell peppers, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese. We also added basil, oregano, and garlic powder which was an excellent addition.  We also stuffed one pizza's crust with mozzarella string cheese which is always awesomeness.

1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water (from tap)
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 tablespoon olive oil
2-3 shakes of salt (or up to 1 teaspoon)
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Sprinkle yeast over the top, and let stand until foamy.
  2. Stir the olive oil and salt into the yeast mixture, then mix in the whole wheat flour and 1 cup of the all-purpose flour until dough starts to come together. Add the remaining all-purpose flour, and knead until all of the flour has been absorbed, and the ball of dough becomes smooth, about 10 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover loosely with a towel, and let stand in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. When the dough is doubled, divide into 2 pieces for 2 thin crust, or leave whole to make one thick crust. Form into a tight ball. Let rise for about 45 minutes, until doubled. (I did not do this step because I didn't see it...but I probably wouldn't have done it anyway because I'm not that patient!)
  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Stretch and roll out pizza dough then place on a well oiled pizza pan. Top pizza with your favorite toppings, such as sauce, cheese, meats, or vegetables. 
  5. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes (depending on thickness) in the preheated oven, until the crust is crisp and golden at the edges, and cheese is melted on the top.

    1 comment:

    1. you forgot to mention that 'we' included your awesome sister!!! yummy pizza :) thanks for sharing!


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