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Saturday, May 8, 2010

30-Minute Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

When preparing to make the Green Pizza I posted yesterday, I was hungry and feeling impatient. Thus, I knew I needed a quick pizza dough recipe. I settled on this 30-minute recipe from Steph Chows which really did take only 30 minutes! I quickly threw this together and then went about preparing the rest of the pizza. By the time everything was ready to go, the crust was ready to be rolled out.

Not only was this ready in a flash, it ended up being delicious. Ryan and I decided this will be our go-to pizza dough from now on. The whole wheat flavor was apparent without tasting like cardboard, and I loved how thinly I was able to roll it. It make for a perfectly crispy crust!

Unfortunately I don't have a picture, as I was too focused on pizza-making to stop and snap a picture of my rolled-out crusts. However, I've placed a picture below of our pizza in its preparation stages to give you an idea of how thinly it was rolled.

30-Minute Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

-1 cup whole wheat flour
-1 cup all-purpose flour
-1 package quick-rising yeast
-1 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp sugar
-3/4 cup hot water
-1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1. Combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, yeast, salt, and sugar in a food processor; pulse to mix.
2. Combine hot water and oil in a measuring cup. With the motor running, gradually pour in enough of the hot liquid until the mixture forms a sticky ball. (If too dry, add 1-2 tbsp warm water; if too sticky, add 1-2 tbsp flour)
3. Process until the dough forms a ball, then process for 1 minute to knead.
4. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface. Cover with a sheet of plastic wrap that's been coated with cooking spray (spray side down). Let dough rest for 10-20 minutes before rolling.
5. Roll out pizza dough into 1 thicker or 2 thin crusts. Cook as desired.