Thursday, February 7, 2013

Whole Wheat Veggie Pizza

White Whole Wheat Flour - 13/4 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Garlic Powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Olive Oil - 2 tbsp
Dry Active Yeast - 1 packet / 1.5 tsp
Warm Water - 6 tbsp
Warm Milk - 6 tbsp
Homemade Tomato Sauce - 2 tbsp
Dried Oregano - 1/4 tsp
Red Pepper Flakes - 1/4 tsp (optional)

Toppings - Sliced tomato, Onion, Bell Pepper, Mushrooms, Zucchini, Corn, Pineapple
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese - 1/2 cup
Makes two 9 inch pizzas

Dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside for 3 to 4 minutes.

Combine milk and oil in a large bowl. Add yeast mixture, then salt and garlic powder, mixing well.

Gradually add whole wheat flour making a soft workable dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes. Put dough in an oiled bowl and turn once to coat with oil. Cover bowl and let dough rise in a warm place for about 40 minutes or until doubled in bulk.

After dough has doubled in bulk, preheat oven to 500°F.

Form dough into a round ball (for 2 9-inch pizzas make 2 balls). Roll out on a floured surface, turning it regularly to keep a round shape. It should be about 1/8-inch thick. Lay dough on an lightly oiled cast iron pan and brush lightly with olive oil.
Spread homemade tomato sauce on the dough, right over to the edges. Sprinkle some dried oregano. and spread the toppings.

Finally add shredded cheese on top and bake for 8 to 12 minutes until crust is crisp and golden. Remove from oven and sprinkle with shredded basil leaves and red pepper flakes. Cut into triangles and serve immediately.

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