With Sharon Peterson
This is a whole wheat pizza crust recipe that I use for my family. I use my bread machine to knead my dough for ease and convenience.
Ingredients may be doubled to make dough for 2 pizzas
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 1T oil
- 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tsp active dry yeast
Add ingredients to your bread machine in the following order. water and oil, flour, salt and sugar. Make a small well in the center of the dry ingredients and add yeast.
Let bread machine on the dough cycle and run.
While dough is kneading you can make your pizza sauce recipe
When cycle is finished. Roll out your dough in the shape to fit your pizza pan. (if you’ve doubled the recipe divide dough in half if making 2 crusts) I use round and rectangle stoneware pans.
If you are very handy you could do like the pizza guys do on TV and toss the dough in the air with your hands and catch it. All the while making a perfectly round crust and talking with an italian accent while your kids look at you like your crazy.
Or…….. If you are more like me and likely to end up with the dough on your head or shaped a bit like Texas. Simply make a flattened round and use a rolling pin to roll out your dough.
Sprinkle your pizza pans with corn meal.
Remember pizza sauce and toppings will be covering your crust so if you don’t get that perfect shape it is ok. Fudge a little and squish or stretch the dough around to fit your pan.
Add pizza sauce and toppings. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and cheese is well melted. Serve with a fresh green salad. We like to splurge on some Root Beer. (I know soda is very bad for you… this is a treat!) Enjoy!