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Pizza!

March 10, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Pizza was on the menu tonight! It was delicious!

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I found this pizza recipe and have made it a few times. It's pretty simple and easy to make (which is always a plus!). 

The dough recipe makes enough for 2 - 15" round pizzas. I used all the dough in this 11x17 pan.

Ingredients for the dough:

1-1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour

2 cups unbleached all purpose flour

1-1/4 cup water

1/4 cup warm water for the yeast

1 packet yeast

2 Tablespoons canola oil

1-1/2 teaspoon salt 

(I added some some garlic powder, onion powder and italian seasoning)

Directions:

Oil the inside of a large bowl and set aside. This is for the dough to rise.

Pour 1/4 cup warm water in a large warmed bowl. Stir in the yeast and set aside for 10 minutes. Then stir in the remaining water (1-1/4 cup), oil and salt.

Add the flours and stir until pretty well blended. It will not be smooth.

Turn out onto a floured counter and knead until smooth, adding a little more flour when you need to keep it from sticking. A little sticky is okay. Form into a ball. Place the dough ball in the large greased bowl and turn the dough so that it gets oil on all sides. If you don't do this you will get a dry crust on the outside of the ball. Cover the bowl and set aside (out of a draft) until the dough has doubled in size - 40 to 60 minutes.

Divide the dough in half for 2 - 15" pizzas. Shape the dough into balls and set on a floured counter.

Cover again with a towel and let rise another 20-30 minutes. You can freeze the balls at this point or roll them out and freeze flat.

Put the dough on your pizza pan. Push out with your fingers to the size of pizza you want. Cover with a towel again and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

 

20130310_6889 The dough ready for all the goodies!

For toppings I added pizza sauce - I would love a homemade recipe if anyone has one. Normally I avoid all dairy, but I did add some low fat mozzarella cheese. 

Also vegetable "sausage" that I actually found at Safeway, spinach, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, and pineapple.

20130310_6893 Ready for the oven (preheat to 425 and cook for 20 minutes)

This is actually A LOT of pizza so would be good to make when you have a crowd to feed!

Link to the original recipe: http://veganinthefreezer.com/2012/12/pizza-dough/


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