Pizzeria Pizza

Combine:

2 1/4 cups warm water

5 cups whole wheat flour

 

Add:

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon honey

2 1/2 teaspoons yeast (Red Star)

 

Mix in a bread maker*. Dredge in flour and put the dough in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for at least one hour. (It can be much longer).

 

Divide the dough; roll it (thick or thin) into whatever shape and size you like. (I make small individual pizza crusts that fit into gallon freezer bags.)

Bake for 7-10 minutes at 450 degrees. Remember that they will bake again when you add toppings. If you are going to freeze the crusts you can bake them for 5 minutes or so because when you take a crust out of the freezer and put on your toppings you will bake the crust again.

 

 

Additional Comments:

 

Use immediately or freeze.

 

*If you don’t have a bread maker you can knead the dough by hand. It is simple and actually can be fun. Mix everything together. Put the dough on a floured surface and knead it with the heals of your hand turning it(a ¼ turn) after each “press” with your hands. Use enough flour to keep the dough from sticking. Continue for 7 to 10 minutes until the dough is thoroughly mixed. Then place it in a plastic bag.

 

Suggested toppings:

  • Start with spaghetti sauce (check the fat content as some brand are high)
  • Mushrooms, onions, green or red peppers, olives, spinach, broccoli, etc.
  • For a “meat” flavor use Quorn “grounds”
  • For a “cheese” flavor use Daiya shredded “cheese”, Faux Parmesan (see recipe)
  • Additional seasonings: oregano, basil, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, onion powder, garlic powder, Mrs Dash Italian

 

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