Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Sorry, everything is kind of approximate since I've been making homemade pizza for so long. So, here goes:

2 cups regular all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp oregano
3 tbsp olive oil, plus more for coating bowl for dough to rise
1 cup warm water
1 package instant yeast
1 tbsp honey or sugar (I prefer honey)

I proof the yeast in the water, then add all other ingredients except flour. Stir to combine.

Then, add flour 1/2 at a time, alternating with the whole wheat. Obviously the regular flour will be last. Stir with a wooden spoon until nice and sticky, then knead for 10 minutes.

If using a stand mixer, use level 2 for 10 minutes.

Put in a tall bowl to rise in a warm spot covered with a damp towel for one hour.

Cut dough in half, and either make two pizzas or put the half in the fridge for tomorrow.

Shape the dough with your fingers, don't use a rolling pin otherwise you won't be happy with the results, trust me, it took me awhile to figure that out!

Then, cover with damp dishtowel while you gather your pizza ingredients and let it sit for another 15 - 20 minutes, whatever. You can put away dishes in the dishwasher.

Pile on the ingredients and put it on your preheated pizza stone in a 425 degree oven for 12 - 18 minutes.

Voila! Pizza!


Jenn said...

I wish I had a pizza stone. That would make my pizza cook a little better. I love this dough recipe. Flavoful with the herbs.

Tangled Noodle said...

Happy New Year! It is an unspoken resolution that at some point in 2010, I WILL make a pizza crust from scratch. This sounds like a great recipe to keep that particular promise!