Making Whole Grain Pizza Dough might sound daunting to you but it’s much easier to make than you might think. In fact, pizza dough uses fewer ingredients than bread and only needs to rise once. Letting the dough rise in a warm place and you’ll be done in no time.
Usually to save on time I make a double batch. You can always freeze the dough if you only need one crust. So the next time you have a craving for pizza, half your work will be done.For a nice change, try Vegetarian Pizza with Pesto Portobello and Mozzarella.
Tired of Pizza? Try rolling whole grain pizza dough into balls, cover with fresh Romano or Parmesan cheese and sprinkle with fresh finely chopped basil.
- *1 cup water, lukewarm
- *1 TBLE of active dry yeast
- *1 teaspoon honey
- *1 TBLE olive oil
- *1 teaspoon salt
- *2 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
- In a large bowl, add warm water and stir in yeast, molasses and honey. Let yeast rest for about 10 minutes then add oil and salt. Next fold in flour, ½ cup at a time
- Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough with your hands until it has an elastic feel and is smooth. To prevent sticking, add a touch of flour as you go.
- Shape the dough into a ball and then lightly rub with oil. Cover with a cloth such as a hand towel and set in a warm place. Let dough rise for about 45 minutes until double in bulk.
- Preheat oven to 450°F
- Divide the dough in half and shape each into a ball. Oil the ball lightly once again, cover and set in a warm place for 15 minutes.
- Lightly dust your working area with flour. Sprinkle a little flour on the dough. Roll the dough out as thin or thick as you’d like
- The dough is ready to rock and roll. If you are not making 2 pizzas you can wrap one of the balls in plastic and place it in the freezer
- You can also add a variety of herbs to your dough such as basil, rosemary and thyme. Likewise, try different types of flour such a part cornmeal or rice flour.
- Diet Type: Vegetarian
- Diet Tags: High Protein
- Culinary Tradition: Italian
Pizza Stoneware for Baking
The best way to bake pizza is by using stones. It gives you the perfect crust every single time.
The outside of the crust will be crisp and not burnt while the inside turns out chewy and soft.
Stones are also simple to clean. If cheese happens to get on the stone then you can easily scrape it off and clean it with a damp cloth. There isn’t anything easier than that, now is there?