This whole wheat pizza dough is a dough I have been making for years now. It’s a twist on traditional pizza dough that gives a nice crisp crust.
You can put whatever toppings you want on this crust. This time I was in the mood for veggie, but the crust holds up to it all. There’s also a slight twist at the end, try it, I promise you’ll love it!
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 1\2 cup warm water (110F/45C)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1\2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon yeast
First, in a large mixing bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water (110-115 degrees F) then, add the yeast and olive oil and allow it to sit for a few minutes. The yeast needs time to activate.
Next, stir in the whole wheat flour, then the all-purpose flour and the salt. By this time you will need to kneed it with your hands in the bowl.
Once the flour is fully integrated into the dough, roll the dough ball in olive oil and cover the dough in the bowl and let sit for an hour (or unitl it doubles in size.
Break the dough into 4 servings and place on a cookie sheet, covered and let stand for another hour. After that you can use the dough. You can also wrap in saran wrap and it can be refrigerated for a couple days and used later. I have yet to try freezing this dough.
To make it into pizza:
Preheat your oven and pizza stone to 450 degrees.
I love using a pizza stone when I make pizza, it cooks the bottom better so it tastes more like it came out of a pizza oven with a really crispy crust.
Roll out your dough to desired size. When you divide the batch into 4 pieces, one rolled out is between 10 and 12 inches. Perfect for an individual pie.
Then you turn the edges in to make the crust.
Topping time! Top your pizza any way you like. I used kale, garlic, artichokes, black olives, mozzarella cheese and sauce. My tip for putting leafy veggies like kale or spinach on a pizza is to put them UNDER the cheese. It cooks the greens more evenly and they don’t pull straight off when you are trying to take a bite.
Last but not least…. Before you put the pizza in the oven, drizzle honey on the outside crust and dust with garlic salt. With the slightly sweeter wheat dough, the honey and garlic salt add the perfect sweet / savory bite to the end of each slice. I promise… Just try it, you’ll understand
Bake pizza in oven for 15 minutes, or until cheese and crust browns a little. ENJOY!
What are your favorite toppings for pizza? Have any crazy things you do like honey and garlic salt on the crust? I would love to hear your pizza stories!