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Thanks so much for checking out my blog. My name is Arica, I am a Personal Chef serving the Lake Tahoe area. Please visit my new website at www.yummyfixins.com

Cooking is my passion, I love spending time in the kitchen creating yummy dishes. I originally created this blog to share healthy yummy recipes with my friends and family but now I'm sharing them with the world. Most of the dishes you will find here are very healthy and can be altered to fit any dietary restrictions. I hope you will find something delicious!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Making pizza at home is cheap and much easier than you think. All you need is a few minutes to mix the dough and an hour to let the dough rise. You can prep your fixins while the dough is rising, read a book, do laundry or a squeeze in a quick workout.  

Makes 2-3 pizzas
2 1/2 Cups White Flour
1 Cup Wheat Flour
1 Tsp. Sugar
1/4 Cup Warm Water
3/4 Cup Warm Water
2 1/4 Tsp. Active Yeast
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
2 1/2 Tsp. Salt

Place flour and salt in a large bowl making a well in the middle. In a separate bowl add the yeast and sugar then pour in 1/4 cup of the warm water, set aside for 5 or more minutes until the yeast bubbles. Once the yeast is bubbled pour the olive oil and yeast mixture into the well in the flour.  

Use a fork or a dough hook on you mixer and mix adding 3/4 cup of water a little at a time, until a ball is starting to form. Use your hands to form the dough into a ball and turn out onto a floured surface. Continue to kneed the ball for 5-7 minutes or until a elastic ball forms. The more you kneed the dough the better, I typically knead my dough for 7 or more minutes.

Place the ball of dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and a towel. Set the bowl in a very warm spot and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size. 

Preheat the oven to 425. Once the dough is ready kneed it once more to get the air bubbles out. Split the dough into however many pizzas you plan to make and either toss the pizza dough int the air to spread the dough or use a rolling pin to flatten it out.

Place the dough onto the stone or baking sheet, spread a little olive oil on the dough then place toppings on the dough and bake for 20-25 minutes. 

** If you are using a pizza stone make sure to preheat the stone in the oven. 
** If you are making a topping heavy pizza make sure not to spread your dough too thin and then bake for 5 minutes before topping. 

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