Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
Making a pizza from scratch is so satisfying and it means you can put all kinds of weird and wonderful toppings on it.
(extra virgin is best for flavour)
wholewheat plain flour
In a jug, mix the water, sugar and yeast and let it rest for 5 minutes.
Add the oil, honey and salt. Whisk well.
Put the flour in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the middle.
Gradually pour the wet mixture into the middle of the well, pulling the flour into the centre with a fork. Continue until the liquid is all in with the flour. Mix well until you have a dough ball.
Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
Place the dough ball in a lightly oiled bowl. Turn the dough so that it is coated thinly with oil.
Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and leave in a warm place for around an hour so it can rise (it should double in size).
Remove the dough and knead again for 5 minutes. Divide the dough into 2 pieces, and either freeze or use immediately.
If the yeast doesn't dissolve, your yeast is dead. Start again with active yeast.
Make sure the water is warm (45
F max). If it is too hot, it will kill the yeast.
Add a tablespoon of honey to the dough mixture for a really lovely flavour.
To get a really crispy cooked pizza base, use a ceramic pizza stone.
pizza base only
Hungry Healthy Happy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough