Basil and Garlic Wheat Pizza Dough
Pizza is my Kryptonite, especially homemade! I have tried out so many different pizza dough recipes and I can’t seem to ever find one that I love.. until now! I had to tweak this recipe several times until I had it to my liking so I hope you enjoy it as well!
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
3 tsp active dry yeast (one packet = 2 tsp)
1 cup of warm water
1 ½ Tbs honey
1 ½ Tbs olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 ½ tsp garlic powder
1 ½ tsp dried basil
5 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs parmesan cheese (optional)
In a large bowl combine hot water, yeast, honey, and olive oil. Stir ingredients well and then let mixture sit until it becomes foamy (10 minutes).
Add flour, salt, garlic powder, and basil. Stir together until dough becomes sticky. Form the dough into a ball using your hands.
On a clean floured surface, knead dough for 2-3 minutes, working more flour into the dough, and forming into a ball again.
Using the same bowl, pour 1 Tbs of olive oil and coat the sides and bottom. Place dough into the bowl and turn a few times until its coated with the olive oil. Cover with a towel and place in a warm spot to rise for 1 hour.
While you’re waiting, you can cut up your vegetables and prepare your other pizza toppings!
After the dough has risen, place it back onto a floured surface and punch it down, which is also a great way to expel some aggression! ; ) Using a rolling pin (or a beer bottle as I once did!) roll your dough out to fit your pizza pan.
Make sure it’s just a tad bit bigger than your pan so you can form a crust. Once you have your dough the size you prefer, sprinkle some flour on your pan, and slide it under your dough.
Using your fingers, curl the outer edges in to form a crust. I use a fork to press the seam between the edge of the crust and the rest of the dough.
Brush 2 Tbs of olive oil over the dough. Sprinkle 2 Tbs of parmesan cheese over the dough and crust if you like, add your toppings, and bake for about 10-12 minutes. When the pizza is done, brush remaining tablespoon of olive oil on the crust and you’re finished!
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