Make Your Own Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

by Ex-hubber

Amazingly simple recipe for a delicious whole wheat pizza crust. Plus, learn where to buy an inexpensive pizza cookbook with over 200 recipes inside.

Health Conscious Pizza Lovers Take Notice

Make Your Own Whole Wheat Pizza Crust At Home

I must admit, I love pizza.  Hot, delicious, pepperoni pizza with thick cheese and slightly sweet marinara sauce.  It makes my mouth water just thinking about it!  The problem with being a pizza lover is that, as it turns out, pizza isn't so good for you.  That is to say that it contains a lot of empty calories and for the most part doesn't give you much as far as nutritional value.  I've even heard reports that one slice of pizza could have as many as 800 calories in a single slice.  That's not good when you get to be my age.  After I turned 35, my metabolism seemed to have slowed to a snail's pace and I began to gain weight like I was training to become a sumo-wrestler. 

Having battled my bulge for the past 10 years along with a concern from my doctor about my blood pressure, I finally got back to a healthy weight.  Coming from a family with a history of heart issues, I needed to find alternatives to the unhealthy foods I was accustomed to eating.  One of the changes I have made was to add whole wheat products to my diet.  After a bit of research, I discovered that things made with whole wheat flour provide more nutritional value than traditional white flour products.  In particular, whole wheat flour is a very good source of calcium, iron and fiber.  Whole wheat is definitely something I look for it when choosing foods in the grocery store and in restaurants and have found it to be an easy transition to make. 

Imagine my joy when I found a pizza cookbook that actually had a recipe for whole wheat pizza crust as well as recipes for homemade sauces and almost 180 different pizzas.  Now I don't know about you, maybe you like paying $15-$20 for a decent pizza or even $5 for a piece of cardboard with some sauce and cheese on it, but not me.  Oh sure, I do it because sometimes you just need to have pizza, I get that.  It doesn't mean I like it I just do it.  

Here's the thing, though, I never even thought about getting a pizza cookbook and actually being able to make my own pizza from scratch.  That is until I stumbled upon this little gem...

212 Hot and Delicious Pizza Recipes  


As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it.  In fact, I liked this cookbook so much that I actually got the rights to sell them.  So if you do decide to buy it will be directly from me on a website that I created.  I'm proud to be offering such a wonderful book and hope you get years of cooking enjoyment from it.

With amazing pizza recipes like: Bacon Cheeseburger, Beefy Hashbrown, Breakfast, Easy Bake Oven Deep Dish, Heart-Shaped Valentine, Low Carb, Philly Cheese Steak, Sloppy Joe, Three Cheese with Mushrooms and Basil, French Bread and one of my favorites Barbecue Chicken Pizza and so many more, how can you not love it?

 Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I owe you a whole wheat pizza crust recipe.  Now, I'm not really sure I'm supposed to be giving you this recipe but I'm going to anyway.  But there is one catch...Come on, you know there's always a catch, right? 

The catch is that I want to sell cookbooks but I'm giving away one of the recipes for free.  I need to sell some of these bad boys to make it worth all the time I've put into this.  If I don't see some cookbooks being sold, I will be forced to take down part of the recipe so future readers will have to buy it if they want to see the whole thing. 

And now, I give you the recipe...Enjoy!

 

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

 
First you will need these ingredients...
 

White Sugar

Warm Water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

Active Dry Yeast

Olive Oil

Salt

Whole Wheat Flour

All-Purpose Flour

Making the Dough

Fill a large bowl with 1-1/2 cups Warm Water.

Disolve 1 teaspoon of White Sugar in the Warm Water.

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon Active Dry Yeast over the top and let stand until it gets foamy. (about 10 minutes)

Stir in 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil and 1 teaspoon of Salt to the Yeast mixture. 

Now it's time to make your dough...

Mix in 2 cups of Whole Wheat Flour and 1 cup of All-Purpose Flour until the dough starts to come together.

 Now, before you proceed, you need to prepare your work surface.

Take 1/2 cup of All-Purpose Flour and sprinkle it around your flat work surface.

Tip the dough out of the bowl on to floured area and knead until all the Flour is absorbed into the dough and the dough ball becomes smooth. (approximately 10 minutes)

Place the dough in a bowl with a small amount of oil and turn the dough until the entire surface is coated with oil.

Cover the bowl loosely with a small towel and let it stand in a warm place until the ball doubles in size. (approximately 1 hour) 

Once the dough has doubled, tip the dough out onto your work surface with that has been lightly floured with All-Purpose Flour.

At this point, you have the choice to either divide the dough into 2 pieces for 2 thin crust pizzas or leave it whole and make one thick crust.  Whichever you decide, form your dough into a tight ball and let it rise until it doubles in size again. (approximately 45 minutes)

 Time To Make Some Pizza

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F/220 degrees C

Roll the ball of dough with a rolling pin until you can't get it to stretch any further.

Pick up the flattened dough and drape it over both of your fists.

Gently pull the edges outward and rotate the crust while repeating this motion.

Once you get it to your desired size, place your crust on a well oiled pizza pan.

Top your pizza with all of your favorite toppings.

Place pizza in your preheated oven and bake for 16 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness.  You know the pizza is ready to be removed when the crust is crisp and golden around the edges and the cheese is melted on top.

All you need to do now is cut that bad boy up, grab your favorite beverage and enjoy!

212 Hot and Delicious Pizza Recipes

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Updated: 11/11/2012, Ex-hubber
 
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Ex-hubber on 02/16/2012

it's so easy and is really delicious too katiem2. Enjoy!

I know what you mean LadyG. Everytime I look at it I get hungry!

Thank you both for taking the time to leave me a comment.

katiem2 on 02/16/2012

I love it, this is too easy. I always buy the pre-made crust in the fridge section of Trader Joes and yet would much prefer to make it from scratch at home. I have two daughters who love to do anything with dough, bread, crust... and love pizza. I know what we'll be eating this weekend. Thanks

LadyGuinevere on 02/16/2012

Wow what a great article. Makes me hungry for pizza right now, It's only morning here.

Ex-hubber on 08/12/2011

Me too traveller27. The great part is that it's really not that hard to make. Just takes a little planning so you have enough time to let the dough rise properly. Although I must admit my favorite is Mexican food, I do love me some good Italian! Thanks.

traveller27 on 08/12/2011

I always prefer a whole wheat crust - and love most Italian food!

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