Josh is a pizza fanatic! He would eat it for every meal if I let him:) I usually convince him to eat something else, but the other night I gave in and we made pizza!
This time we made a whole wheat crust. We used half whole wheat flour and half all purpose. The best part about this dough is that it really doesn’t have to rise, you only let it “rest” for 15 minutes!! We made it in our food processor too, so it was a breeze!! I was amazed at how quickly we put together a homemade pizza. Faster than any pizza delivery boy could get to your door, I promise!!
I made a simple homemade sauce and we topped our pizza with cheese and veggies. We used green peppers, red onion, tomatoes, and zucchini. I love making my own pizza so I can load it with veggies and limit the cheese. I always put more on Josh’s side because he loves it!
We made a salad to go with and were eating healthy delicious pizza in no time!! We really enjoyed the whole wheat crust. It was thick, chewy, and had a nice nutty flavor. We will for sure make this one again!! Oh, and we got to use our cool new pizza cutting tool from Williams and Sonoma! Another reason to keep making pizza:)
Next time you are craving pizza, give this recipe a go! You will be amazed at how fast everything comes together!!
Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough
To make 1 pound dough:
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 package quick-rising yeast (2 ¼ teaspoons)
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar
¾ cup hot water (120-130°F)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Use whatever toppings you wish! I made a homemade sauce and we topped ours with mozzarella cheese and veggies!
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.
healthy and guilt-free indulgence… yum… happy valentine’s day to both of you… 🙂
OOOH! My absolute favourite, sitting in front of the tube watching hockey! and healthy too! looks yum!
You two are soooo adorable! And that pizza looks fantastic… love the Obama shirt! =D
Me me me…pizza fanatic me too! That’s a super looking pizza, 7 I’m craving it NOW!! Fantastic!
i am a pizza fanatic too!! so hide this pizza or else..i’ll finish them off 🙂 happy valentine’s day to both you guys!!
i think there’s something unamerican about NOT liking pizza. 🙂
this crust is a wonderful alternative to the usual white flour version.
You are right Maria, great minds think alike, and we even have the same name!!
Maria, I really like the idea of adding wholewheat to pizza dough, but does it make the crust heavier?
Looks delish! I want one of those pizza cutters!
Nice looking pizza! I like to use ww in the dough as well.
i love the pic of him cutting the pizza with a Barack Obama shirt. CLASSIC STUFF!!
Great looking ‘za and the whole wheat crust is something we should all try out.
I am going to have to try this pizza dough. I have been looking for a whole wheat one and I am a pizza maniac lately!
i came back to this post to look for dough recipe for tonight. had to comment on how hairy josh's arms look in that picture!! crazyyyyy hairrrryyyy!!! 🙂 hope you guys settle back ok and that we can catch you on the next visit.
Hi Maria & Josh,
I am a Filipino living in HK with my American hubby, i made this pizza today and oh-my-god it is absolutely GOOD! I followed your simple recipe. I love your blog and i think it looks really neat and very organize. I followed the recipe for the dough but instead of veggies i put napoletana sauce, ham, pineapple & mozarella cheese. Thanks so much and more power to your blog! This will definitely stay in my recipe notes for my children one day.
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He may make a good pizza (which I’ll try) but his shirt
just proves he’s an idiot!
wow that pizza looks amazing better than the wheat crust we sell @ my job do you know how well the dough keeps if you’re not gonna use it right away?
That pizza looks amazing! Just in case you’d like to try one that is all whole wheat flour check out my blog (which is really new!!) to see an all whole wheat flour pizza we made! http://minustomato.blogspot.com/2011/01/whole-wheat-pizza-crust-yummm.html
Hi Maria, thanks for re-linking to this. I have been looking for an easy recipe and when I try it I’ll use 3/4 whole wheat and let you know how it goes. Cheers!
This is my go-to pizza crust recipe – I love it!! 🙂
I love this pizza crust too! Glad you like it!
We made a Pizza yesterday for dinner using your pizza dough recipe … My Husband is a pizza fan but we never tried a wheat dough before ……….. We just loved it ..!! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I’ve made veggie pizzas before, but this pizza dough was destined to go on a Mexican-style green chile pizza I had planned on the day I found this blog… I will definitely try it for my next veggie pizza. Honestly, I will use it for many future pizzas because it came out so well! The crust came out amazing! Since I was making something in the Mexican vein when I rolled it out I had floured the surface with masa flour, but I cannot wait to try it unadulterated 🙂
Glad you liked the pizza crust!
Made calzones using this pizza dough recipe tonight. YUM! Super easy!
This pizza crust is FANTASTIC!! I actually increased the whole wheat to all purpose flour ratio & it still tasted delicious! I love the food processor method too!!
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