Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

In prep for Pizza Friday (or whatever day you make pizza at your house), here is my fave quick pizza dough and topping ideas.

Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough
(from This is a great resource site so check it out. I love the magazine!)
Makes Makes 1-12 ounce or 1 pound dough
To make 12 ounces dough:

¾ cup whole-wheat flour
¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 package quick-rising yeast (2 ¼ teaspoons), such as Fleischmann's RapidRise
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon sugar
½-⅔ cup hot water (120-130°F)
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

To make 1 pound dough:

1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 package quick-rising yeast (2 ¼ teaspoons), such as Fleischmann's RapidRise
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar
¾ cup hot water (120-130°F)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1. Combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a food processor; pulse to mix. Combine hot water and oil in a measuring cup. With the motor running, gradually pour in enough of the hot liquid until the mixture forms a sticky ball. The dough should be quite soft. If it seems dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons warm water; if too sticky, add 1 to 2 tablespoons flour. Process until the dough forms a ball, then process for 1 minute to knead.

2. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Coat a sheet of plastic wrap with cooking spray and place it, sprayed-side down, over the dough. Let the dough rest for 10 to 20 minutes before rolling.

3. Place a pizza stone or inverted baking sheet on the lowest oven rack;preheat oven to 500°F or highest setting. Roll and top the pizza as desired(we suggest a 13-inch circle) and bake the pizza until the bottom is crisp and golden, 10 to 14 minutes. Serve immediately.

Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough Tips
Store in a plastic bag coated with cooking spray in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before using.

Per 12 ounces: 766 calories; 12 g fat (2 g sat, 8 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 142 g carbohydrate; 26 g protein; 16 g fiber; 1,882 mg sodium.Per 1 pound: 1,032 calories; 18 g fat (3 g sat, 12 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 189 g carbohydrate; 33 g protein; 21 g fiber; 2,509 mg sodium.
Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough Nutrition Information Cont.

Toppings ideas from Scarehaircare:

White pizza: olive oil, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms and broccoli (yes, broccoli. Mmmmmm!)

Veggie pizza: light Alfredo sauce (make your own). Artichoke hearts, red onion, zucchini, roasted red peppers, mushrooms

Taco pizza: salsa mixed with sour cream, pinto or black beans, diced tomatoes, green peppers,pepper jack cheese

BBQ pizza: bbq sauce, red onion, cilantro, pinto beans, zucchini, fresh tomato slices, corn, cheddar/mozz mix

1 comment:

Elizabeth-W said...

I am almost 40 and I still don't know how to make bread. I really should learn. I'm scared of yeast.