10 September 2008

What's for dinner?

Remember this goal? (#2)

Having discovered another delicious way to use whole wheat flour, I thought I'd share it here.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

(makes enough dough for 2 pizzas)
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 packets (or 1 tbsp + 1 1/2 tsp.) yeast
3 tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cups white flour

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
drizzle of olive oil

1. Add yeast and sugar to warm water in bowl of mixer. Mix and let sit for a couple minutes until foamy.

2. Add salt, oil, and flour until you get a soft dough. Knead with dough hook, or by hand, for a few minutes until dough is soft and pliable.

3. Cover and let rise for 15-20 mins. Split the dough in half if you're only making one pizza. Freeze the other half for dinner another night.
4. Roll out and put on toppings. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 mins.

You can substitute any amount of wheat flour for white flour that you desire. We have tried many different ratios and like the one listed in the recipe the very best.

Now with a freezer full of shredded mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce, and pepperoni, pizza is our family's go-to meal about once-a-week. We're pretty boring--sticking to pepperoni most times, but occasionally we change it up with bbq sauce, grilled chicken, cilantro, and red onions. Yum.

It's very homemade looking--but pretty tasty.

**My sister recently tried making this dough and found that her wheat flour didn't have great flavor perhaps because it was too old or had gone a little rancid. If you live in a warm or humid climate, you may want to keep your whole wheat flour in the freezer. You might also substitute whole wheat pastry flour for a smoother dough.


Lizzy said...

That pizza doesn't look homemade, it looks authentic. And also very delicious! It looks way better than anything I could have made. I'm going to try this recipe out. It's been a while since I've had homemade pizza.

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tlenox said...

Looks yummy!!! Pizza night at the Fullers:)

allie said...

that looks fab! i can come have some pizza with you guys? :)

Josette said...

Yummy, that pizza looks delicious! I love eating pizza by the way. :D

Aimee & Brennen Fuller said...

Would you mind having this recipe posted on http://honeyvillefarms.blogspot.com/ as one of their posts? You would get full credit and they would link back to your website?