Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

The accountant wanted pizza, and I did not want to spend out the money on store bought or one day after multiple dough attempts we came up with this recipe. This recipe is not gluten or dairy free. You can easily make it dairy free by using goats cheese instead of dairy cow cheese. I did make myself a gluten free pizza to eat...but I used a package, whereas this one is from scratch. Per reports from the accountant he LOVES the homemade pizza. He prefers when I use 100% organic unbleached flour versus mixing half whole wheat and half unbleached flour. I am giving you the recipe for the mixed dough.  
 1 1/3 cups of warm water
2 Tablespoons of organic extra virgin Olive Oil
4 1/2 teaspoons of dry active yeast (or two packages)
1 teaspoon of organic sugar
2 cups of organic whole wheat flour
2 cups of organic unbleached flour
1 teaspoon of sea salt

cheese, tomato sauce and toppings of choice

Directions: This will make two 12-14 inch pizzas. Prep time is about an hour and a half with dough rising time included.

  • In a small bowl mix together warm water, oil, yeast and sugar. Let sit until foams (about 5-10 minutes)
  • In another larger bowl mix together 2 cups of flour (one cup of whole wheat and one cup of unbleached white flour) and the salt.

Picture below of foaming yeast mixture.

Then stir yeast mixture into the flour mixture. Add in as much of the remaining two cups of flour as you can. Knead in enough of the remaining flour as to make a soft dough that is slightly sticky. This can be done in the bowl or on a lightly floured surface.

 Food mommy...
Feed me PLEASE!!

 Wesley hangs out below the high chair to get in on the action.

 Shape the dough into a ball. Grease the outside of the ball with oil. Place back in bowl. Cover and let rise for about 45 minutes or until double in size.

 Then turn out onto lightly floured surface. Punch down, then divide into two balls. Let rest 10 minutes. These are your two pizza doughs. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

 Roll the dough out into the desired shape and size.
 Place on pan. Top with tomato sauce, cheese and other toppings.

 Place in pre heated oven for 10-15 minutes then serve. As you can see Olivia is cooking in her oven too!

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