My secret here, is that I usually quadruple the recipe and make 12- 16 pizza rounds. I then freeze them and any time we're in the mood for pizza, it's easy to take a round or two out and make pizzas in the same amount of time it would take to order pizza in.
Check out the Food for Thought section of our blog...this would be a great meal to try for family meal night. That way everyone can show their masterpiece to other family members.
Here's the recipe for the whole wheat pizza dough:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 package (or 2 1/4 teaspoons) yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon honey
3/4 cup hot water (120 - 130 degrees)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Add the sugar and yeast to the warm water and allow to proof for 10 minutes
While this is happening, mix the flours and salt together and whisk to blend well.
Add the olive oil and whisk again.
Add yeast mixture and stir to mix in as much of the flour that you can.
Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
Let dough rest in a bowl covered with a towel for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Once the dough has rested, it's time to make the pizza rounds. Divide dough into 3-4 equal balls. (Thicker crust for 3 balls, 4 for a thinner crust). Roll the rounds to be around 7.5 inches round. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Poke a few holes in the dough to prevent "metrodome bubbles" from occurring during the backing process. Cover with a towel and let rest for 5 -10 minutes. Repeat with the other dough balls.
Bake for 10 minutes (8 minutes if your pan has a darker finish). Allow to cool.
You can use the pizza rounds right away by topping with spaghetti sauce and your favorite toppings and cheese. Cook another 10 minutes at 400 degrees or until the cheese starts to brown.
Otherwise, you can cool the rounds and place on parchment paper. Store 4 in a bag and freeze until you're ready to use.
|Proofing the yeast|
|Mixing the flours and salt|
|Stirring in the yeast mixture|
|Dough after resting for 30 minutes|
|Dividing the dough into individual size balls|
|Rolled out pizza round|
|Baked pizza round|
|Prepping the rounds to freeze|
|Placing 4 rounds in a gallon freezer bag|
|Our "salad bar" of pizza toppings at the shower|
|Finished pizza's ready for baking...the parchment paper allowed everyone to write on it, it make getting the right pizza to the right person easier|