Thursday, September 16, 2010

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

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I've made Biz's pizza crust several times, but in an effort to eat healthier, I made it with whole wheat flour. The verdict?! Still just as delicious as the white flour version. In fact, it has a little more flavor!

1 cup warm water
2 1/4 tsp active dried yeast (or 1 packet)
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 1/2 - 2 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp garlic powder

Add the yeast to the warm water and let sit about 5 minutes to activate and become bubbly. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine 2 1/2 cups flour, salt, and garlic powder. Once the yeast mixture is ready, stir the olive oil in and add to the flour mixture bowl. Stir until everything is combined, adding more flour if necessary. The dough will still be slightly sticky, but don't over-flour because you will need to add more flour while you roll it out. This is enough to make two 12" pizzas.

I usually have the oven on at 400° to 425° and pre-bake for 5 minutes or so. Then I spread on the sauce, cheese, toppings and pop back in the oven for about 20 minutes.

This night's toppings were leftover roasted broccoli, fresh spinach, green peppers, onion, and garlic. What are your favorite pizza toppings? And have you ever tried a whole wheat crust?


Simply Life said...

That looks pretty close to our recipe and we make it ALL the time! I also like to add things like a bit of flaxseed, roasted garlic, rosemary, etc- so many options!...

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

your pizza sound heathly and good!

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

I love whole wheat pizza dough, if we don't make it from scratch then we buy them at Trader Joe's.

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Accounting SUCKS! I failed it! I love to make whole wheat pizza dough, it tastes so great!

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