Wholewheat pizza dough

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I have always wanted to make a pizza base, but every recipe i have come across asked for Italian Tipo ’00’ flour. Well i never stock this flour and moreover i wanted to savour a guilt-free healthy pizza. So i just followed the recipe off a magazine and replaced the flour with wholewheat flour. It turned out beautiful, the base is slightly more dense than the normal pizza base. Mr. S never eats pizza crusts and this time he eat every bit of it. For the topping i chose baby Spinach, Red onions, Paneer, mushrooms and homemade pizza sauce.

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I like a rustic looking pizza, so chose to roll out into the rectangle. I don’t have the wood base to bake the pizza, so i used my rectangular cake tin and popped it into the oven. The leftover dough can be kept in the fridge or freezer wraped in a cling film. This recipe produces 2 pizzas , enough to feed 4 people.

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Ingredients (for the dough)

Adapted from spinneys food magazine

Wholewheat flour- 410gms plus extra for dusting

Caster sugar- 1 1/2 tsp

Dried yeast- 1 1/2 tsp

Olive oil- 2 tblsp plus for greasing

Salt- 3/4 tsp

Method

1. Mix 230ml luke warm water with the sugar and yeast. Set aside for 10 minutes or until frothy. Add the olive oil.

2. In a large bowl, sieve together the flour and salt. Create a well in the centre and add the yeast mixture. Stir, then use your hands to bring the mixture together.

3. Tip the dough out onto a clean surface and knead for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Lightly oil a bowl, put the dough in the middle and cover with cling film or damp tea towel. Leave to rise for 45-60 minutes, until the dough has doubled in size.

4. Divide the dough in half and roll it out in a desired shape. Place it on the wood base (or rectangular cake tin like me :)) , spread the pizza sauce, vegetables and cheese. Bake it in a preheated oven of 200 deg cel for 20 minutes or until done.

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23 responses to “Wholewheat pizza dough

  1. Oh my gosh, Preveena! This looks so, so good. I love the toppings you chose, and the crust looks great. I like a rustic looking pizza, too. I’m so glad your crust experiment worked for you. One of these days, I am going to try making my own crust.

  2. Oh yum! Preveena, this looks incredible! I love the fact that it’s a ‘deep dish’ pizza with the turned up corners. All the more space for gorgeous cheesy fillings. Whole wheat is such a healthy way to make pizza dough. I’ll definitely try this one ;)

  3. Looking fab, so tempting! Nice thought of substituting the pizza flour with whole wheat flour. It must be so healthy I can guess with spinach, mushroom and paneer toppings.

  4. This sounds too easy to be true :-o….the pictures are gorgeous tht I want to try it right now :-D.

    And where’s the recipe for homemade pizza sauce???

    • Its really easy, and you must get on to making it right away :). I will post the recipe for the sauce soon. Have been extremely busy with work, the blog has taken a back step for a while. But I will back onto it soon.

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