Friday, June 15, 2012

Best Homemade Pizza Crust Ever

I posted a while ago about the homemade pizza crust we made and how yummy it was. It was tasty, but since then we found a recipe we like even more, so I want to share that one with you too! Adapted from the Bread Bible by Beth Hensperger, this recipe is still pretty easy but oh-so-scrumptious!

What you need:
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium sized cloves of garlic

What you do:
  • Mix the water and yeast
  • Add oil, garlic, and flour, and mix
  • Knead by hand or by machine 5-8 minutes or until soft and supple. Mine was still a tad bit sticky
  • Let rise in oiled bowl (I just move the dough ball off to the side and pour a little oil in the bowl I mixed it in) until double, 1 1/2 to 2 hours
  • Stretch, pull, toss, and/or roll into one large 18 in pizza
  • Let rise again, 45 min to an hour
  • Bake at 400 or 425 degrees for 10 minutes, remove from oven
  • Add toppings, bake for another 10 minutes at 400 degrees
  • Eat!

If you don't have fresh garlic on hand, garlic powder will work, or leave it out altogether. Anyway, this is now our go-to pizza dough recipe-I hope you like it too!

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