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Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza

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I’d never attempted pizza at home but when I saw this recipe in my reader and saw that it didn’t require one of those fancy pizza boards, I wanted to try it. Plus, it’s homemade and whole wheat dough so it qualifies as healthy. I love that you can customize it any way you want and it’s really very easy. Kids would probably enjoy helping. You know, if I had kids.

I lined the cookie sheet with tin foil before I greased it & highly recommend that step. It made for easy transfer from pan to oven rack & oven rack out.

Source:  From My Grey Desk
Serves: I’d say up to 4. We had it for dinner then leftovers for lunch.

Ingredients
1 packet active dry yeast
1 1/4 cup warm water
1/4 t. sugar

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 Tb olive oil
1/2 t. garlic

8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese (or more, if you like extra cheesy)
1/2 – 2/3 cup marinara sauce (I used Buitoni)
Toppings of your choosing

Directions

Preheat oven to 250 degrees & turn off when temperature is reached (you want a warm place for the dough to rise)
In small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, add sugar, stir. let sit until dissolved.
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In metal bowl, add flour and yeast mixture. Stir. Add garlic and olive oil. Stir until mixed.
Before.
Cover bowl with towel & place in warm oven (make sure oven is OFF). While you’re waiting for the dough to rise, get your toppings ready. I used turkey pepperoni (which I crisped up in the microwave first), black & green olives.
Leave to rise about 30-40 minutes
After 30 mins. Notice the essentials in the background.
Generously grease pan (I used olive oil spray)
Spread dough onto cookie sheet. Ideally, this would be done with a floured rolling pin. I don’t have one, so I just pressed it out with my fingers. It worked fine. Sprinkle with salt.



Ready for the oven.



Bake dough @ 425 for 10 min, remove from pan (this is why you want to generously grease the pan) & bake 4-5 more minutes. This is where the tin foil came in handy.
Remove baked dough from oven, add sauce, cheese & toppings.
Loaded up.
Place pizza back in oven (on higher rack) and bake until cheese is browned (approximately 10-15 minutes).
Enjoy! I served mine with a salad. It cut up into 10 pieces.

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  1. Six Sisters says

    I love homemade pizza and this looks great! We are so glad you came to another week of our fun “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Please join us again! -The Sisters

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