Friday, May 16, 2008

Homemade Wheat Pizza

I've been making pizza at home for quite a while now...Trader Joe's carries a wheat pizza dough, already made, all you have to do is roll it out and put on your favorite toppings! I loved it, was so easy and they used wheat. Well, since buying my Bosch, I have been wanting to make my own dough, using FRESHLY ground wheat...but I've been scared! Just because I've never done it before I guess. Tonight I took the plunge and put myself to the test!!!!
This Pizza Sauce is the best I have found...well, canned atleast. I love that its Organic, obviously, and it doesn't have any "added" garbage to it.
Toppings for me and Nathan's pizza...pepperoni, olives, onion, red and yellow bell peppers..(cheese of course too, just not pictured)
Kids pizza, just pepperoni and cheese
Our Pizza!! YUM!!!!
The dough turned out pretty good...since it was my first time making the pizza, I wasn't quite sure on how much dough to use on the stone, how much sauce I wanted, etc....I made 2 pizza's with the amount of dough I had, and our pizza turned out REALLY thick. Next time I will make 3 pizza's and have leftovers for the kids for lunch the next day or something. It also definitely needed more sauce and pepperoni's. But now I know!!! I will post the recipe, but the instructions are for using a Bosch, just so you know!!!
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
3 cups hot tap water (not hot enough to burn)
2 Tbsp honey
6-8 cups whole wheat or unbleached white flour (approximate amount)
1 Tbsp Saf yeast
1 Tbsp Salt
1 Tbsp Kitchen Resource Dough Enhancer
Put water, honey and 3 cups of flour in Bosch bowl. Mix until paste consistency. Add yeast and salt. Add additional flour quickly 1 cup at a time only until mixture pulls away from sides of bowl. You may not need to add entire amount of flour or you may need to add a bit more.
If using all white flour, knead 5 minutes. If half white half wheat flour, knead 8 minutes. If all wheat flour, knead 10 minutes.
Add dough enhancer last 2 minutes of kneading.
Place pizza stone in oven and preheat to 500 degrees.
Roll crusts to desired shapes and sizes. Add favorite toppings and bake on stone for 7 minutes.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Looks good! If only I had a Bosch...