Once a week, usually on the weekend, our family carries on the tradition of pizza and a movie. Anyone else? We will often find a movie at the Redbox for the kids and make homemade pizza. Lately, we have been stuck on a creamy-chicken-bacon-garlic pizza, similar to what you would find at Papa Murphy’s.
I like to make it homemade because I often times have on hand basic ingredients to make pizza, and while I LOVE Papa Murphy’s, I wish they had a (partially) whole wheat or whole grain pizza crust. Thus, we have homemade pizza.
Modified from my Kitchenaid Best Loved Recipes cookbook, here’s the recipe (makes 1 large thick crust or 2 medium thin crust pies):
Whole Grain Pizza Dough
- 2 1/2 t. yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/2 t. salt
- 2 t. olive oil
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill 7 grain cereal (get it free with your first Vitacost order)
- 1 1/4-2 1/4 cups white flour
Dissolve the yeast in a warmed mixer bowl with the water.
Add the salt, olive oil, whole wheat flour, 7 grain cereal and 1 cup of the white flour.
After it mixes, continue to add white flour 1/4 cup at a time until the dough forms a ball and cleans the sides of the mixer.
Then, add a small amount of oil to the bowl, place the dough in, flip it once, cover it, and place it in a slightly warmed (but turned off) oven for an hour.
Once raised, punch it down and roll it out on a baking stone.
Bake the dough alone at 500 degrees for about 10 minutes (and sometimes, if you’re feeling particularly indulgent, add some olive oil to the top of the crust).
Then add the toppings and bake again for about 15 minutes. I generally try to let the pizza cool for a few minutes before serving, but my husband is a little impatient and goes to town on it right away. Who can resist?!?!? And who can stop at just one pizza, right? Here’s a pepperoni pie for the kids! Enjoy!
Makes 1 large thick crust or 2 medium thin crust pies