Today was hard. Today required no working out, no healthy food and a bit of cream soda.
But, I wanted to make something new, something from scratch, and I really wanted pizza.
Why not combine them all and make...
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 & 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water.
- Sprinkle yeast over the top and let stand for about 10 minutes, until foamy.
- Stir the olive oil and salt into the yeast mixture.
- Then mix in the whole wheat flour and 1 cup of the all-purpose flour until dough starts to come together.
- Tip dough out onto a surface floured with the remainder of the all-purpose flour, and knead until all of the flour has been absorbed, and the ball of dough becomes smooth, about 10 minutes.
- Place dough in an oiled bowl, and turn to coat the surface.
- Cover loosely with a towel, and let stand in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- When the dough is doubled in size, tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and divided into 2 pieces for 2 thin crust, or leave whole to make one thick crust.
- Form into a tight ball.
- Let rise for about 45 minutes, until doubled.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Roll a ball of dough with a rolling pin until it will not stretch any further.
- Then, drape it over both of your fists, and gently pull the edges outward, while rotating the crust.
- When the circle has reached the desired size, place on a well oiled pizza pan (omit pan if using a stone).
- Top pizza with choice of sauce, cheese, and toppings.
- Bake for 16 to 20 minutes, until crust is crisp and golden at the edges and cheese is melted.
On a side note I'm obsessed with this cream soda of late. It is the best thing I have ever tasted!