Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

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Makes one large pizza, but can be multiplied easily!

2 heaping teaspoons (or 1 envelope) active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105-110 degrees F)
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 heaping teaspoon sea salt
2 cups whole wheat flour
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add water, sugar and yeast, stirring once. Let sit 5-10 minutes until yeast blooms and is fragrant and foamy.
2. Stir in salt and olive oil.
3. Turn mixer on low with the dough hook, and add whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Knead until dough is all in one piece, and is moist and tacky but doesn't stick to your finger when pressed. Add more flour a few tablespoons at a time if necessary.
4. Take dough out of bowl and remove bowl from stand. Add a few teaspoons of olive oil to the bowl. Pat dough into a ball, then return to the mixing bowl, swirling to coat the bowl and ball lightly.
5. Cover with a large dish towel, very lightly dampened. Set in a warm place to rise for 2 hours.
6. Dough should be bubbly and roughly doubled in size. Punch down and knead on lightly floured surface for a minute or two.
7. Preheat oven to 475 F.
8. Press into a pan and top with sauce, cheese, veggies, meat, etc.
9. Place pizza in bottom rack of oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on toppings and thickness of crust. If using a pizza stone, be sure to preheat stone for at least 20 minutes before placing dough on top and then place toppings on pie while on the stone, then place in oven.
10. Remove from oven, let sit a few minutes before slicing, and enjoy! Makes one large pizza.

kerry guice

Member since Feb 2010

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