Every so often my husband and I like to have homemade pizza for dinner. Usually I will do this on a Saturday night. I’ve always used my bread machine to make regular pizza dough. During our 30 days of real food challenge, I cut out bleached all-purpose flour and switched to whole wheat flour–specifically the King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour. This particular flour has a lighter taste, where as some other whole wheat flours can make a recipe very dense and heavy.
I’ve been using the dough recipe that I used in the white pizza with chicken and herbs recipe. The other day, though, I happened across my bread machine’s original recipe book. Did you know that some bread machines are capable of making jams?! I may need to try that….
But back to the topic. I came across this recipe for pizza dough
I didn’t capture it in the picture, but below the recipe it mentions to make a whole wheat version to substitute 1/2 of the bread flour for whole wheat flour. Well, I didn’t read it close enough and I substituted ALL of the bread flour with whole wheat flour. Guess what? It turned out FANTASTIC! So fantastic, I made a second batch two nights ago and added some herbs and garlic to the dough mixture.
Add all of your ingredients, in order, to the bread machine. Most machines tell you to add the wet ingredients first, then the dry ingredients, and lastly the yeast. If you add the yeast to the wet ingredients it can ruin your dough–especially if you utilize the delay settings on your machine!
After the dough is done
Roll it out onto your pan. I usually grease my pan with some olive oil, then sprinkle some corn meal on my hands and pan. Keeps the dough from sticking and prevents that extra floury taste.
The best thing about this recipe is that after the dough is finished in the bread machine and you roll it out, there is no extra time needed to let it rise more. It’s ready to be topped and baked!
After you roll it out onto a pizza pan
top it with your favorite sauce, toppings and CHEESE.
I even made ours a “stuffed crust” version, by cutting small strips of cheese and rolling it up into the crust.
Once it was topped, I brushed some garlic olive oil onto the crust to give it more flavor and help it get golden brown.
Bake it on 400 for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is completely cooked through. Since I left my dough recipe whole and made a thick crust, it took the whole 20 minutes to bake all the way through. If you make a thin crust 15 minutes should be good.
What a delicious pizza! For this one we used ground beef seasoned with garlic, oregano, basil, rosemary, salt and pepper, red onion, banana pepper, green and orange pepper, and jalapenos for my hubby’s side. I used a traditional sauce by taking tomato sauce and mixing in oregano, basil, parsley and pepper.
Here’s the full recipe
- 1 cup plus 2 tbsps warm water
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tsp oregano (optional)
- 1 tsp basil (optional)
- 1 tsp garlic (optional)
- Place ingredients, in order, into bread machine.
- Cook on the dough cylce.
- Once cycle is complete, roll dough out onto a greased pizza pan.
- Top with favorite ingredients and sauce.
- Bake on 400 for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.
- This recipe can make one large thick crust pizza or 2 thinner crusted pizzas.
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