Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pizza Dough Recipe

Note: the title is a little deceptive, as the recipe contains a mix of white & whole wheat flours. That's OK by me, as it still had a nice crunch from the whole wheat, while being easy on the tummy.

Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough
Courtesy: Martha Stewart Everyday Food

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups warm (115 degrees) water
2 packets ( ounce each) active dry yeast
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for bowl
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons coarse salt
2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for kneading
2 cups whole-wheat flour (spooned and leveled)

Directions
Place water in a large bowl; sprinkle with yeast. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Brush another large bowl with oil.

In bowl with yeast, whisk sugar, oil, and salt. Stir in flours with a wooden spoon until a sticky dough forms. Transfer to oiled bowl; brush top of dough with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; let stand in a warm spot until dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. With floured hands, knead until smooth, about 15 seconds; divide into two balls.

**At this point, I just rolled out one ball & froze the other. Top as you wish & bake at 350 degrees for about 18-22 minutes.

Set balls on a plate (they should not touch); freeze until firm, about 1 hour. Then freeze in a freezer bag up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator.

Divide each ball of dough into 4 pieces. Using your hands, stretch each piece into a 5-inch disk (if dough becomes too elastic to work with, let it rest a few minutes). Freeze shells on two parchment-lined baking sheets. Stack frozen shells between layers of parchment paper. Freeze in a freezer bag up to 3 months. Bake from frozen.

1 comment:

Sally said...

I cant even tell you how much I love your blog. I love hearing everything about you. The pizza the noodles the cupcakes the kids Las Vegas ect..... I am eating it all up. I am not feeling brave enough to start my own yet....Thinking about it though. Thank you so much for sharing this part of your life with me. Thinking about you..