Mar 31, 2011

Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza!!

Hello all! Happy Thursday! The other night I made a recipe I've been DYING to try - homemade whole wheat pizza crust. By this, I mean truly homemade, like from scratch and everything. One of my favorite blog friends, Northwest Betty, posted this recipe sometime last week and it really caught my eye. I'm a pizza lover. Really, I could eat it everyday. But, Health-a-Thon 2011 is causing me to cut back big time. Her recipe is kind to the waistline, made with whole wheat flour (even soy flour if you feel really hardcore) and flax seed. Healthy pizza is like my dream food.

I was originally pretty intimidated by the idea of making my own bread-like item from scratch, but this was easy. Boy howdy, was it easy! You can view the complete, detailed recipe here, here, but here's a quick photo run down of this endeavor. I'm really proud.

1. Mix the dry ingredients during the yeast magic.

Really, and maybe this is my culinary inexperience talking, active yeast blows my mind. They're tiny little animals, that come in an envelope, and do magical things to make your baked treats more fabulous. What the hell?

 2. Form dough ball. Fun.

At this point it started to smell mega good. It was that fresh bread smell, something that's never graced my kitchen. It reminded me of my grandma's rolls. She's a genius.

3. Roll that puppy out. 

I think I"m going to be needing a pizza stone...this might be something i do all the time now.

4. Prepare topping greatness.

Heirloom tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, mozzarella, broccolini, orange peppers...DELISH.

5. Bake for 15 minutes and VOILA!

It was seriously so tasty. I could have lightened things up and forgone the sauce and gotten a lighter cheese, but lets just face it: cheese is not something I'm prepared to half ass.

So, all in all, great success! I'm proud to be adding another thing into my kitchen repertoire. Thanks a million again to sweet Northwest might be becoming my culinary leader. :)

1 comment:

  1. You are so welcome! Isn't it super yummy?! I'm so glad it turned out...and thanks for the super sweet comments! :)


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