Thursday, May 15, 2014

Whole Wheat Pizza

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Hi everyone! Today's recipe is a whole wheat pizza, easy, delicious, wholesome and healthier than regular pizza, I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did! Enjoy

Makes 4 medium-size pizza (11-12 inch in diameter each)
Ingredients to make the Crust:
  • 2½ cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Envelope of Active dry yeast (7grams = ¼ ounce = 2¼ teaspoons)
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • ½ tablespoon Salt (to taste, use less or more)
  • 1 tablespoon Dry Oregano or Italian Seasoning (to taste, use less or more)
  • 1 cup Warm Water (temperature 110-115ºF)

To make the Pizza: 
  • 1-2 cups of your Favorite Pizza Sauce (to taste, add more or less)
  • 2½ - 3 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Your Favorite Toppings

Preheat the oven to 450ºF.

In a small bowl combine the water with the yeast and sugar, mix well, and let this rest for 5 minutes.

In another bowl, combine the flour with the salt and Italian seasoning, mix well and set aside.

After 5 minutes, the the yeast mixture should be foamy, so now add in 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive oil, stir together, and set aside for a minute..

Combine the flour mixture with the yeast mixture, and knead for 10 minutes or until you get a soft and elastic dough. (You can knead by hand or with an electric mixer on low speed with a kneading hook attached, either way, by hand or in the machine,  knead the dough for 10 minutes.

Once the dough is ready, place it in a large bowl or container, cover it with plastic wrap or with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about one hour or until it doubles in size.

After one hour or so, the dough should have double in volume, now cut it into four equal sections, roll each section into a ball, then cover the dough balls with a clean kitchen towel and let them rise again for another 30-40 minutes.

After 30 minutes or so, roll out the dough balls to make the pizza crusts, roll each ball to  ¼ - ½ inch thickness.

Then top the crusts with your favorite tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella, and your favorite toppings.

Bake them in a preheated oven to 450ºF for about 15-20 minutes or until the crust is cooked and the cheese is melted.

For a crispier pizza crust, I recommend, you bake the crust by itself fora bout 5-8 minutes, then cover it with the tomato sauce, cheese and toppings and continue to bake for another 15-20 minutes or until done.

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