Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

I got this recipe on when I was looking for a whole wheat pizza crust. It was delicious.

Making a round pizza crust was rather difficult so while it didn't look perfect, it tasted really good!


1 tsp white sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F)
1 Tbls active dry yeast
1 Tbls olive oil
1 tsp salt
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (or use all wheat flour like I did)

Step 1: In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Sprinkle yeast over the top, and let stand for about 10 minutes, until foamy. 

Step 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. Tip dough out onto a surface floured with 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. 

Step 3: When the dough is doubled, tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and 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. 

Step 4: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Roll a ball of dough with rolling pin until you can't any more. Drape over both of your fists, and gently pull the edges outward, while rotating the crust. When the circle is the size you'd like it, place it on a well oiled pizza pan. You can then top pizza with your favorite toppings, such as sauce, cheese, meats, or vegetables. 

Step 5: Bake for about 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the crust is crisp and golden at the edges. Be careful because the toppings cook much faster than the crust so it may be a good idea to cook the crust a little before you top it with ingredients so that you don't burn everything.

1 comment:

  1. Yummy! I enjoy making my own pizzas with lots of fresh veggie toppings, and must try doing so with a whole wheat crust!

    Liesl :)