Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Normally we make our regular 20 minute pizza dough...but we have bags and bags of whole wheat flour...so I decided to change it up a bit. The kids couldn't even tell the difference, which made me happy. 

Makes 2 pizzas
Ingredients:

2 tablespoons active dry yeast
2 teaspoons honey
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (or half wheat, half white)

In bowl, dissolve yeast and honey in warm water. Let yeast rise for about 5 minutes. In mixing bowl add salt, vegetable oil and yeast mixture. Add 2 cups flour. Mix until flour is incorporated. Then slowly add more flour. Dough should not be very sticky...so depending on the dough, add more than the 3 1/4 cups. Also, if you are a little nervous about doing all whole wheat flour, do half wheat, half white. Let dough rise for 30 minutes. Once dough has risen, separate into two equal portions. Roll dough onto baking stone that has been dusted with cornmeal. Add toppings and bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. 



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