Friday, May 1, 2009

Pizza Night!

Friday nights are pizza night, there would be a rebellion in my house if we had something different for dinner. I thought I'd share my favorite whole wheat crust.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

1 2/3 cups water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp salt
4 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 1/4 tsp yeast

I use the dough cycle on the bread machine. When they cycle is complete I divide the dough into 2 pieces and place them in plastic bags and stick them in the fridge. They can keep a couple of days in the fridge. I take them out about 30 minutes before I'm ready to use them and let them sit on the counter so they get room temperature.

Each half of the dough will make a 16" pizza. I roll my dough and then place on a cornmeal sprinkled pizza peel to assemble. Once assembled, the key is to place them in the oven on a pizza stone that has been preheated to 450 degrees. Bake for 10 minutes.

I can't wait for the basil to grow in my garden, the kids love fresh basil on homemade pizza too. If I can remember I'll try to take a pic of one tonight when it's all baked and yummy!


MyThoughtsExactly said...

Thank you for the recipe. I am always searching for a good dough and it's hard to trust some of what I find on the net....I know your recipes are tried and true. We'll give this one a spin. Though I don't have a stone. Hmmmmm....may have to invest in that. Do you just cook them one at a time on yours? Or do you have two stones?

Melissa said...

I hadn't thought of getting another stone, since I now have 2 ovens! LOL
I cook one at a time, I just take the first one out with the pizza peel and I have another pizza peel that I slide the second one onto the stone with. They may be larger than 16", I've gotten pretty good at making them the exact size of a round pizza stone. This is a combo of a King Arthur recipe half-wheat and an Emeril white flour one. I liked them both, but they weren't what I was looking for, so I played with it and this is what we like. I've been using this recipe for several years now. Let me know if you try it.

MyThoughtsExactly said...

Now you have to tell me what a "pizza peel" is. Is that a paddle?

Melissa said...

Oops, sorry, yep peel/paddle same thing. LOL