Saturday, May 14, 2011
Whole Wheat Pizza Crust- MY FAV!!
1 1/2 c warm water
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp dry yeast
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
3 1/4 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c of whole wheat flour for rolling dough
Preheat oven 425 degrees.
In a big bowl combine water & honey. Once honey is dissolved, sprinkle yeast on top. Let sit for 10 minutes or until foamy on top.
Mix oil & salt into water & honey mixture.
slowly add flour until dough forms (I do this in my Kitchenaid mixer with dough attachment, but you could also use bread machine or a spoon and your muscles)
Kneed on floured surface until smooth (about 4-5 mins) roll into ball and put into large lightly oiled bowl. Cover with towel and set in warm area (I put by my kitchen window, but not in direct sunlight). Let rise for 1 hour.
After you let dough rise for 1 hour, kneed for 2-3 mins, cut into 2 even balls and put in separate (non oiled) bowls for 45 mins to rise.
After 45 minutes, kneed dough and roll out into thin crusts (will make 2 thin crusts)
Put onto pizza pan or on cookie sheet, poke w/ fork to prevent bubbles, and bake crust for 5 minutes at 425 degrees.
Take crust out and top with whatever healthy toppings you like and bake for another 10-12 minutes.
Repeat with second crust.