Saturday, October 16, 2010

wholewheat pizza dough

Trying to be healthy i made wholewheat pizza dough for me and the boy, hubby loves his white breads! This turned out amazing, we made little pizza bears with homemade tomato paste base & cheese, with pepperoni smiles and olive eyes for the boy's lunches (freeze wellin individual sandwich bags, defrost overnight!) and bbq chicken pizza with green peppers, onion and cheese for dinner!! Yummy =)

Pizza Dough

1 1/2 cups warm (105-115 degrees) water
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
3-4 1/2 cups wholewheat flour

In a large bowl combine water, sugar, and yeast. Let stand for 10 minutes or until yeast is bubbly.

Add salt and stir. Add 1 1/2 cups flour and mix well.
Gradually add more flour (usually between 3-4 cups, depending on your elevation and your humidity) until dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl and it barely sticks to your finger.

Spray with cooking spray or rub oil in a glass or metal bowl and place dough in the bowl. Cover and allow to rise for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

Remove from bowl and place on a lightly-floured surface. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Roll out into a rectangle to cut shapes out of or a circle/square for a pizza base.

This is where you top your pizza....the variations are endless!

Cover pan and allow dough to rise for another 30 minutes. When there's about 15 minutes to go, preheat your oven to 425F. When done rising, bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

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