Wholewheat pizza dough


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.


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.


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


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.


23 Comments Add yours

  1. Janet Rörschåch says:

    Preveena! That looks gorgeous. Well done. 😀

    1. Preveena says:

      Thank you Janet! 🙂 I am so proud of myself to finally tackle it :D. Its been on my to-do list for a long time.

  2. Shari Kelley says:

    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.

    1. Preveena says:

      Shari!! You will love home made crust and i didn’t know it was this easy.

  3. this pizza looks delicious! Good on you for making a wholewheat pizza though.

    1. Preveena says:

      Thank you :). Well its guilt-free indulgence.

  4. Preveena this is heavenly! Good work!! 🙂

    1. Preveena says:

      Thank you so much Divya!! How have you been. I haven’t seen you around in a while.

      1. Yes Preveena, I have been away for over two months. First it was a surgery that kept me away, then I went on a month long vacation. I can’t tell you how much I missed you guys! Feels great to be back 🙂

      2. Preveena says:

        Divya!! I hope you have recovered well. Its good to have you back and I definitely missed your posts.

      3. I am perfect now, thanks so much Preveena! You can say the vacation with family healed me 🙂 Will keep my posts coming henceforth! Hugs

      4. Preveena says:

        I am looking forward to read your posts Divya!! 🙂

  5. laurasmess says:

    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 😉

    1. Preveena says:

      Well i didn’t intend to do a dish deep pizza, i didn’t have a wooden base to bake it and in turn used my cake baking tin to make it :D.

  6. shobhnaa says:

    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.

    1. Preveena says:

      Shobhana… its definitely healthy indulgence. 🙂

  7. vibhuraj says:

    when do i get a chance to have this :)))

    1. Preveena says:

      Well! For now I can only virtually feed you. 😀 But I recommend you must try this at home.

  8. Nancy says:

    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???

    1. Preveena says:

      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.

  9. Shari says:

    ABsolutely YUMMMY! I will try this dough soon!

  10. I’m feeling slimmer just by reading this recipe..
    i love whole wheat flour eversince i concern about my weigth issue!
    it keep me away from starving because it’s fibers…..

    1. Preveena says:

      I love your comment :)…. Whole wheat flour lends a different flavour to the pizza, its delicious.

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