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Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Crust! February 12, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — heidicakes11 @ 7:30 pm


yummm!! i love making my own pizza crust! it’s way more delicious and easy, too! I usually just throw whatever ingredients I have left in the fridge on top and hope that it tastes good. I think I may have to start a weekly use-what’s-left-in-the-fridge pizza night! What do you think?

I modified this recipe a little bit from howsweeteats.com, so if you don’t have flax seed or wheat germ, don’t worry about it!

Whole Grain Pizza Crust

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup wheat germ (or additional 1/2 cup whole wheat flour)

1 teaspoon dry active yeast

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup lukewarm water

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 tablespoon ground flax seed (or additional 1/2 tablespoon olive oil)

1 tablespoon honey or Agave nectar

Combine flour, wheat germ, salt, flax seed and yeast in a large bowl. Add water, honey (or Agave) and oil, mixing with a spoon to form into a ball. Continue mixing with your hands and kneed for about 60 seconds. Lightly oil bowl and add dough back in. Cover and let rise for 2-3 hours.

After 2-3 hours, remove from bowl and knead. Roll back into ball and let sit for 30 minutes.

Lay on lightly floured surface and roll very thin. Top with your own toppings and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

We used cheese, chicken sausauge, red pepper, spinach, garlic and goat cheese! Get creative and make a delicious pizza!