Saturday, June 26, 2010

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust, Take 2

Fridays have turned into Pizza Fridays here at my house. It always seems that we have friends over or we just feel like having pizza on Fridays. It has been this way for 5 weeks or so!

Well this week our CSA recommended a pizza recipe of spinach, feta and garlic scapes and that sounded amazing. So I made it but also added parmesean cheese, olives and onions. I simply cannot eat pizza without onions. And we had some lovely friends over to share it! Our friends have also recently had their second child so the decibal level in the house definitely went higher than normal.

I would like to take this time to revamp the whole wheat pizza crust recipe previously posted. Since the weather has been so hot and humid, my pizza dough has been too sticky and has needed almost a cup of additional flour. Since that actually creates more dough that then doesn't fit on my pan I decided to adjust the recipe for all to see,

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour
1 pkg instant yeast (.25 oz)
1/2 tsp salt
6-7 oz water, warmed to 110 degrees (i used the hottest tap water I could get out of my tap and it was fine)
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1-2 tablespoons of honey (use sugar if you are feeding a baby under one year, like I am)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare pizza pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray (i just lined the pan in foil) Combine all dry ingredients, except whole wheat flour, into a large mixing bowl. Next, add liquid ingredients and gradually add whole wheat flour, until dough mixture becomes stiff and hard to stir. You may not have to use all the whole wheat flour. However if the dough mixture is still too moist, feel free to add more all purpose flour to stiffen the dough. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and set aside for 20-25 minutes, allowing the dough to rise. Empty dough out onto a clean, floured surface. Knead by had 6-8 times, it may be necessary to add additional flour to the surface to keep the dough from sticking. Roll into desired shape and thickness. Place rolled dough onto prepared pizza pan, add favorite sauce and toppings. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, depending on crust thickness.


Some highlights of the evening? Thing 1 dancing in his underwear and rainboots to Thing 2 hitting the piano to make "music". We ran out of paper towels and I had to use a nearby clean diaper to clean up a spill (way more pricey than paper towels!) Both Things passing out ahead of schedule due to extreme exhaustion. *Sigh*

I thought I would also include a final picture of what our kitchen looked like AFTER everyone had eaten and went home. For all you folks out there who wonder how we can cook all these meals, well, our house is a wreck most of the time! Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Tried this and loved it! We put some goat cheese, feta, and arugula on top and it was great. Thanks for the recipe.