I used to have this fear of making my own pizza crust. I know it can be so much healthier but I never know where to start.
I have finally put together a recipe I really like. I hope you will too.
The dough is not completely whole wheat. I partly used bread flour so the crust could be soft yet crispy and the dough elastic when rolling out. There are only a few ingredients, but the taste is amazing. It might not be a traditional pizza dough. When you are trying to lose weight, you still want your food to taste good and real.
My choice of toppings were grilled asparagus and mushrooms, tomato slices, asadero cheese and fresh basil.
A healthy yet delicious pizza crust. No need for eggs or milk. Holds toppings very well.
3/4 cups Whole wheat flour
1/2 cup bread flour
1/2 cup soy flour
1 tablespoon honey (agave can be substituted)
1 tablespoon flaxseed (ground)
1 packet higly active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup warm water (at 120 degrees F.)
Mix water, yeast and honey (or agave) in a small bowl. I had to warm the water up for a few seconds in the microwave in order for it to reach 120*F. Let sit for 10-12 minutes while you mix flours.
Mix all of the flours, flax seed and salt in a large bowl. Remove 1/4 cup of mix and set aside.
Add flour mix to water mix slowly using a rubber spatula. Keep mixing until most of the liquid is absorbed. Form into a ball. Knead for about 2 minutes on lightly floured surface using some of the reserved flour mix.
In large bowl you were using, spray it with cooking spray and place dough in it. Cover and let sit for 25 minutes in a warm place. Maybe an oven or microwave that is off.
Place pizza stone on grill. Preheat grill to 400*F. Roll out pizza dough on lightly floured surface until thin. Place dough on stone and grill for 5 minutes on each side. This helps hold the toppings very well.
Add pizza sauce and choice of toppings. Cook for another 20 minutes. Carefully transfer to pan. Slice and enjoy!
Hi my name is Farrah! Fairy Healthy Life is a healthy living blog where I am continuing my journey after losing 160 pounds. I love to run, practice yoga and finding the most nutritious food to give me energy to stay fit and healthy. Of course, I have my treats as well. I was born in Amman, Jordan and now live in El Paso, Texas. Questions? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org