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Wheat Pizza Dough
Serves : 16
Prep. Time : 2:15
1 Tbls. granulated
sugar OR honey
1 1/4 cups warm water - 110 degrees
1 packet active dry yeast
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbls. olive oil
sauce, cheese, and toppings of your choice
-Dissolve sugar or
honey and yeast in water; allow to sit until foamy, about
-In a separate bowl, combine flours.
-In a separate bowl, combine 3 cups of the flour mixture
with the salt.
-Pour the yeast mixture and oil over the flour/salt
-Knead, gradually adding enough of the remaining flour
mixture so that the dough is no longer sticky.
-Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead until
elastic, about 10-15 minutes. (see NOTES)
-Shape dough into a ball and transfer to a large bowl;
cover with a damp towel; allow to rise in a warm location
until doubled in size, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
-Punch down dough and divide into 2 equal portions.
-Shape each portion into a 12" circle.
-Transfer a dough circle to a greased 12" pizza pan
or stone, folding the excess outwards to form a small
-Spread sauce over crust and top with cheese and desired
-Allow to rest in a warm location for 15 minutes.
-Bake in a 475 degree oven until crust is golden, about
NOTES : Before
allowing the dough to rise, you may place it in a plastic
zipper bag and freeze. When ready to use, thaw at room
temperature, then proceed with instructions.