Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

I've told you about our weekend ritual of having pizza on one of the weekend nights. It's something my kids look forward to every week and it provides us all with some much needed downtime. Though I love the Cauliflower Pizza Crust, changing things up is a good thing too. That's why I'm so happy I stumbled across this whole wheat pizza dough. It's amazing and sooooo filling. It's my go-to pizza dough and my kids love it too!

*As you're making this, keep in mind, I live in high altitude so you may not require as much flour. You can remedy that by adding more water to the mixture, or cutting down the flour to start. I would recommend adding more water. You can do it slowly and once the mixture makes a ball, you'll be good.*


Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
MAKES 2 MEDIUM PIZZAS (I usually double the recipe and get 3 big pizzas out of it)
PREP: 10 minutes         RISE: 70 minutes          READY IN: 80 minutes + 15-20 minutes cook time


  SIMPLE         HEALTHY      YUM
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INGREDIENTS


  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour 
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons dry instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey

DIRECTIONS


  1. In a mixer, with a flat beater, combine flour, yeast and salt. 
  2. Add 1/2 cup water, olive oil and honey to the mixture.  
  3. On the mixer, switch out the flat beater for the dough hook. 
  4. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of water (and more, if needed). You will know when the dough is ready if all the dough balls up around the dough hook, away from the sides of the bowl, and when you raise the hook, the dough stays on it.
  5. Knead the dough until it's smooth and elastic (about 3 minutes).
  6. Place back in the mixing bowl, and let rise for about an hour, or until it's doubled in size.
  7. Cut dough into 2 (or 4 if you want personal size), and knead into small balls. Let rise for another 10 minutes.
  8. At this point, either start prepping your pizza, or freeze dough for later use.
  9. If you're making your pizza now, top with sauce and toppings and place in the oven at 350º and cook for 15-20 minutes.

NUTRITION FACTS


*Does not include toppings, pizza crust only*

    1 slice (8 per pizza)    96 calories   1.1g fat   18.4g carbs    2.6g protein    0g sugar   

Enjoy!

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