We eat a lot of pizza, but you already knew that. I used to think Boboli premade pizza crusts were the coolest things ever!…until I discovered how easy homemade pizza dough is to make.
Let me show you…
Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 1/4 tsp sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp dry active yeast
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp dried Basil (or your seasoning of choice)
- 1 3/4 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil + 2 tsp
Start by prepping your yeast. Simply pour the warm water, yeast and sugar into a bowl.
Mix it up and set it aside for about 10 minutes.
It will get to be all foamy, which is good.
Meanwhile, mix your whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, salt and herb of choice in a separate bowl.
Then put the dry ingredients into your Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook attachment in place.
Set the mixer on low, then pour in your yeast mixture.
Then pour in 1/4 cup the olive oil.
Keep the mixer on low for a few minutes until a nice dough ball forms. This can take 3-5 minutes.
Then pour the remaining bit of olive oil into the bowl and coat the dough ball with it on all sides.
Cover with plastic wrap or a towel and let rise in a warm place (I just use the counter…) for 1.5-2 hours.
At this point, the dough is ready to be rolled out, put in the fridge or freezer.
This recipe makes enough dough for 2 medium pizzas, or one large.
You can roll it out thick or thin… we usually go thin. Roll it out with flour, then stick it with a fork.
Bake it in the oven at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes (for thin crust) before pulling it out to top it.
Then, place it back in the oven for roughly 10-15 minutes and it’s done!
To use frozen dough, simply take it out of the freezer and put it in the fridge the morning of the day you want to use it.
See, easy as (pizza) pie!
Do you prefer thick or thin crust?
I usually go thin, but sometimes a hearty thick crust tastes delicious!
PS- Hailey’s birth story will be up later this week 🙂