I know I literally just told you in my last article that I’m trying to minimize grains in my diet, but this is a much-loved staple in my mom’s house and a favorite meal from my childhood.
Don’t look at me like that. I can’t quit this project now. I’m almost done!
Today’s dish is homemade pizza. Or, at least, the dough for the base of the pizza. You can theoretically make the sauce yourself too.
- 2 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 package of yeast
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 tspn cayenne pepper (or to taste)
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Makes two large thin-crust pizzas.
1. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
2. Add in the olive oil and form a dough. We used a kitchen stand mixer, but I think you can do this by hand too.
3. Heat up two cups of water so the water is lukewarm and add to the dough slowly. Form it into a ball.
4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
4. Spread out the dough onto an oven-safe baking dish. We used a pizza stone.
Dough is a gooey mess. I understand why science wonders if perhaps our bodies have trouble using wheat for fuel because we digest it inefficiently or something. It just feels kind of wrong.
5. Bake the spread-out dough in the preheated oven for ten minutes.
6. Spread some oil on the dough when it comes out of the oven and flip it over.
7. Add sauce, toppings and cheese.
8. Throw back in oven for fifteen minutes.
9. Slice and eat.