Monday, January 4, 2010

Whole Wheat Pizza

I've had a lot of requests for my whole wheat pizza recipe so here it is:


  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Sprinkle yeast over the top, and let stand for about 10 minutes, until foamy.
  2. Stir the olive oil and salt into the yeast mixture, then mix in the whole wheat flour and 1 cup of the all-purpose flour until dough starts to come together. Tip dough out onto a surface floured with the remaining all-purpose flour, and knead until all of the flour has been absorbed, and the ball of dough becomes smooth, about 10 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover loosely with a towel, and let stand in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. When the dough is doubled, tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and divide into 2 pieces for 2 thin crust, or leave whole to make one thick crust. Form into a tight ball. Let rise for about 45 minutes, until doubled.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Roll a ball of dough with a rolling pin until it will not stretch any further. Then, drape it over both of your fists, and gently pull the edges outward, while rotating the crust. When the circle has reached the desired size, place on a well oiled pizza pan. Top pizza with your favorite toppings.
  5. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes (depending on thickness) until the crust is crisp and golden at the edges, and cheese is melted on the top.
It's super easy but does take some planning to give the dough enough time to rise. I hope your family enjoys this as much as mine does!

1 comment:

  1. i'm so excited about your new blog! i'm glad you left a comment just barely so i could follow the link to your blog. i tried earlier on in the week and for some reason was unsuccessful. i've been looking for a good whole wheat recipe also so thanks. i'll definitely give it a try. and thank you so much for hosting new year's eve. it was awesome to just hang out and relax so thanks. i really like the picture you got of marah's cheez! someday i'll eventually get to posting new year's. i have a goal to stay on top of it once i get caught up. i would just skip what i'm behind on but they are all big holiday's so i just can't. anyway, thanks also for the plug and generous compliments. all you need is an expensive camera and you would way surpass me. you are so talented! sorry about the long post and enjoy your day!