1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tbs active dry yeast
1 tbs olive oil
1 tsp salt
3 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1. In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Sprinkle yeast over the top, and let stand for about 10 minutes, until foamy.
2. Stir the olive oil and salt into the yeast mixture, then mix in the whole wheat flour. Tip dough out onto a floured surface, and knead until all of the flour has been absorbed, and the ball of dough becomes smooth, about 10 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover loosely with a towel, and let stand in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
3. When the dough is doubled, form into a tight ball. Let rise for about 45 minutes, until doubled.
4. Preheat the oven to 425 F. I use a pizza stone so make sure to put that in the oven before you preheat. If you don’t have a pizza stone, just grease a cookie sheet. If you are going to be using a pizza stone be sure to put a good amount of corn meal on the large wooden spatula so the pizza slides off easily onto the stone. Divide the dough into however many pizzas you want (I typically do two or three). Roll a ball of dough with a rolling pin until it will not stretch any further. Top pizza with your favorite toppings, such as sauce, cheese, meats, or vegetables.
5. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes (depending on thickness) in the preheated oven, until the crust is crisp and golden at the edges, and cheese is melted on the top.
Here are some pizza ideas.
This one was made with BBQ sauce, chicken, tomatoes and purple onion. It is my all time favorite!
This was our version of a combo with Italian sausage, ground beef and lots of veggies with a marinara sauce.
And this one we make when we feel like being healthy. We cover the crust with olive oil and bake until the crust turns brown and then add chicken, cheese, artichoke hearts, peppers, onion and tomatoes and put it back in the oven until the cheese melts.
You could also use ranch or alfredo for different sauces. There are endless possibilities so have fun!