I have a pizza dough recipe that I have used for quite a few years that we really love. It is easy and makes me feel good that I am making something from scratch that my family enjoys eating. Plus, it has saved us so much money because we are eating homemade instead of ordering a pizza or heating up a frozen store-bought pizza.
Over the past year I have been trying to make the switch to using 100% whole wheat flour. At first it was quite a switch to use all whole wheat flour for our pizzas, but everyone is used to it now. My two older children even understand how much healthier whole grains are for us.
Now, after we made our whole wheat pizza dough last Saturday night we decided to do something a little different. We made individual personal pizzas. My kids like to help make pizza, but they were absolutely thrilled to make their own. James, my 7 year old, even said that it was the best pizza he had ever eaten and he wants to make pizza like that every time. 🙂
And, I think we just might.
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
2 Cups Very Warm Water
1 Tbsp. Yeast
1 Tbsp. Sugar
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
4 ½ – 5 Cups 100% Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. White Vinegar
Mix water, yeast, sugar and olive oil and let stand until bubbles form on top. Mix flour, salt, vinegar and wet ingredients together. I like to use my Kitchen Aid mixer because it does the work of kneading for me. Mix the dough until it forms a ball in the mixer. Let rise, or you can use the dough immediately. (Letting the dough rise results in a better dough.)
Divide the dough into two sections. Use a little flour to help roll out the dough. Press into two pizza pans. Pre-bake the crusts in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and add pizza sauce, toppings of choice, and shredded cheese. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Whole wheat personal pizzas work for us so I am linking this post to Works for Me Wednesday at We Are THAT Family.