Whole Wheat Pizza
It is no secret that my husband is a huge fan of pizza. You could even say he is some what of a pizza connoisseur. With a husband that likes pizza that much we have it at least once a week. I've sort of gotten sick of the "fast food" pizza joints so we started to make our own pizza at home. We started off with the boxed pizza mixes and moved to pita pizzas (really good).
In an effort to eat healthier I searched for a pizza recipe that was just that. If you don't read NieNie Dialogues you should! She is an amazing woman who is madly in love with her husband and has four children that she loves to do creative things with. NieNie and her husband were involved in a private plane crash last summer, both burned but NieNie got the worst of it. Despite the grim out come of the crash, she has one of the most amazing outlooks on life and every post is so positive. Our beliefs are very different but she is such an inspiration to all.
All that to say, she is also one amazing "healthy" cook and I found a recipe for whole wheat pizza on her site. I'm always a little hesitant when it comes to cooking with whole wheat because I'm not sure if it will taste very good but this pizza just looked so good! I had to try it. Believe me when I say that Ryan & I LOVED it! Please print this recipe off and try it. Ryan is already asking me to make this once a week. :) It's great because I don't feel as guilty about eating pizza now because I know what's in it and I can control the toppings.
2-¾ whole-wheat flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ teaspoon sugar
1 packet of yeast
Dissolve packet of yeast into 1-cup warm water with ¼ teaspoon sugar, let sit for 7 minutes (or until risen)
Mix flour, olive oil, salt and yeast mixture with dough hook. For about 5 minutes. Place in oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap in warm spot for about 1 hour (or desired risen state)
Roll out and add toppings.
Cook for 17-18 minutes on 475 (you may need to take it out before then depending on your pan)
This can make 2 rectangle (cookie sheet) pizzas.
This time we used pizza sauce from the store, mozzarella cheese, black olives, green peppers and pepperoni for the toppings.