Friday, April 19, 2013


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.
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  • 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.
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  • When the circle has reached the desired size, place on a well oiled pizza pan (omit pan if using a stone).
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  • Top pizza with choice of sauce, cheese, and toppings.
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  • Bake for 16 to 20 minutes, until crust is crisp and golden at the edges and cheese is melted.  
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On a side note I'm obsessed with this cream soda of late. It is the best thing I have ever tasted! 


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