Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Recipe: Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons yeast (quick rise)
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour (the finer the flour, the more elastic the dough is. Use less water or oil as necessary)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 6-8 teaspoons olive oil
Steps:
  1. Pour warm water into a bowl, stir in honey until it dissolves. Add yeast.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix flour and flax. Add oil and break up lumps.
  3. Add yeast solution to flour/flax bowl. Mix and knead until you have a ball of dough.
  4. Coat ball of dough in a thin layer of oil and cover (with something like tinfoil) for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Roll out dough and build your pizza.
A ball yields enough dough for a 15" pizza.

Update (November 9, 2012): In step two, I have lately made a hole in the center of the flour/flax mixture and poured in the eight teaspoons of oil, mixing with the walls of flour until firm enough to hold my spoon. In step 3, when the yeast is ready I pour it into the hole and continue mixing in from the walls of dough until it is too hard to mix with the spoon. I do this because it's fun.