I got this recipe from a friend of a friend and it turned out really good! Making the dough ourselves took a little extra time, but my daughters loved helping me and once it was done everyone scarfed it down (including me). I had to make one change to the recipe by mixing my liquids in a separate bowl b/c my food processor leaked the first time, but other than that it was super easy.
- 3c whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur organic white whole-wheat flour)
- 2 tsp yeast (active dry yeast)
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- you can add ground flax seed (a few tbsp) this is totally optional but it does add a bit of crispness to the crust
- tomato sauce
- grated mozzarella cheese
- cooking oil spray
- other desired toppings such as sausage, mushrooms, vegetables, Parmesan cheese, etc.
In food processor put the pouch of yeast in 1 cup of warm water and then let the yeast go to work for a few min. It should foam up a little. Add the salt and olive oil then pulse together. Add in flour (and flax if you are using) and turn on the machine.
You should end up with a ball chasing itself around the food processor (if it is too dry add warm water a tsp at a time if too wet add flour 1 tsp at a time). Remove the ball from your food processor and knead into a smooth ball. Put the dough into a large ziplock or bowl covered with plastic wrap (put a touch of olive oil in and coat the inside of the bag/bowl first) then leave it in fridge for as little as 1 hour or overnight depending on how much time you have. It will rise on it’s own in the fridge.
When ready to make pizza roll it out then you can let it sit 10 min. so you can roll it out more and shape it (I personally didn’t wait the extra 10 – we can’t always pre-plan around here!). Then put on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking oil and top with homemade or organic tomato sauce, cheese and other toppings of your choice. Bake in a hot oven (500 degrees) for about 8 – 10 min. or longer if you like a crisper crust.