Whole Wheat Thin Crust Pizza Dough
 
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This thin crust pizza dough is simple to make and tasty as can be. This recipe is made with a 50/50 blend of all purpose flour and whole wheat flour, for more nutrients and a great taste and texture. The instructions are for a mixer with a dough hook, but if you are patient you can easily knead it by hand. Perfect for date-night or hosting a couple friends for a make-your-own pizza party.
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Recipe type: Dough
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 3 pizzas
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cup warm water (if it feels too hot for your hand - it's too hot for the dough)
  • 1 tbs. instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3.5 cups of a 50/50 whole wheat flour and all purpose flour blend.
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven at it's hottest setting along with a pizza stone or clean baking sheet, for about an hour.
  2. Combine the yeast and warm water in a mixer bowl, and let the yeast proof for 5 minutes until it starts to foam
  3. Add the olive oil, salt and 3.5 cups of flour.
  4. Stir on medium low until combined, and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  5. Place dough ball in a clean oiled bowl, covered with a dish towel and let it rise somewhere warm for an hour until the dough is 1.5 times in size.
  6. On a floured surface, roll out your pizzas, and transfer each one onto a sheet of baking paper.
  7. Load on your favorite toppings and quickly but steadily, transfer the pizza onto the hot stone or baking sheet. Keep the oven door closed as much as possible to keep the temperature high.
  8. Each pizza should take 5-7 minutes, until the bottom looks golden and crisp, and the cheese is melting and bubbling.
  9. Makes three 12" thin crust pizzas.
Recipe by Sails & Spices at http://www.sailsandspices.com/thin-crust-pizza-dough-recipe/