This last couple months I have been really trying to make a good pizza from scratch. We love pizza but good pizza usually comes with a price. With the help of my KitchenAid 7-Quart Stand Mixer, making homemade pizza dough is pretty easy and I am having fun trying different combinations of sauces, toppings and spices.
This past weekend I thought I would make some pizza dough using whole wheat flour instead of the regular all-purpose flour that I normally use. It came out better than I expected and all of my 4 children ate every piece I cooked. For those that want to try out some homemade pizza using whole wheat flour, find the recipe I used below. You can make pizza dough by hand, but I would recommend using a stand mixer with the dough hook if you have one.
- 2½ cups whole wheat flour
- 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 packet active dry yeast
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp oregano
- 2tbsp Parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 6 -7 oz Pizza sauce
- Pepperoni – 20 – 30 slices
- In a bowl, add warm water and yeast. Wait about 5 minutes to allow the yeast to “proof”. Stir after the 5 minutes to make sure yeast is completely dissolved.
- In another bowl, add flour, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, oregano and Parmesan cheese. Mix well, then add olive oil and mix again.
- Combine both bowls into one and start kneading the mixture to create a dough consistency. Add more flour if necessary. Keep kneading until the dough is no longer sticky and feels soft to the touch.
- Roll the dough into a ball form.In a bowl, coat with oil and place ball of dough into bowl, rolling it around for a light coat. Put bowl aside for 2 to 3 hours to allow dough to rise.
- Once dough has risen (should be about double it’s size), place on a lightly floured surface and use rolling pin to roll into a round shape for your pizza.
- Evenly spread desired amount of sauce and top with cheese and pepperonis.
- Bake at 475 for 11-12 minutes. Pizza will be done with dough is golden and cheese on top is completely melted.
You can of course use all-purpose flour, I just thought I would try it with the whole wheat to see if my family would notice the difference. I will definitely be making these more often.
What do you like to put on top of your pizza?