Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust in the Bread Machine

A few weeks ago I discovered the joy of making my own pizza crust and we made amazing Chicken Spinach Pizzas. So good! I found a recipe from allrecipes.com and modified it to make it whole wheat and work in my bread machine. Easiest thing in the world. On allrecipes there are directions for doing this without a bread machine, so if you don't have one, you can go check those out.

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

1 1/2 c. warm water
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
3 1/2 c. whole wheat bread flour (regular whole wheat flour is fine)
1 tbsp. active dry yeast


Put ingredients into bread machine starting with wet ingredients followed by dry. The trick is that after you add the flour, make a small intentation or well into the mound of flour and add yeast into the well, keeping it dry and apart from wet ingredients. Put on "dough" setting of your bread machine.

Preheat oven to 425. Once dough is done, take it from the machine and separate it onto two equal parts. Using a bit of extra flour and a rolling pin roll out your two pizza crusts to the size and shape you want. We make ours into two 16" round pizzas. Cover with your choice of sauce, cheese and toppings.

Bake for 17 to 20 minutes depending on thickness and how well done you like your pizza. I like mine a little crispy. Enjoy!

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