In our family we take our pizza seriously. During my last pregnancy we were on our way to get the ultrasound and I joked with my husband that the screen was going to show a slice of pizza– true story. The last time the delivery man came to our house he politely recommended a carb-lovers support group– okay, that story wasn’t true. You get the idea though, right?
Addiction aside, I bet that you’re a lot like me. You want to save money, provide nutritious meals for your family, but don’t want to be tethered to the kitchen all day. If that’s the case then you’ll enjoy this recipe– and the best part is, your children will too!
Unlike most bread recipes, this doesn’t require hours of fermenting and rising. You can literally make the crust in 10 minutes. And if you have a few free minutes then you can use that extra time to make some daring, but amazing, food combinations to top your pizza off with, like the amazing spinach-breakfast pizza pictured below.
- 1½ tablespoon yeast
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 cup warm water (110 degrees)
- 2 cup white flour
- 2 cup wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Whisk yeast, honey, and warm water together in a bowl. Cover and let it stand about 10 minutes. It should be frothy, like the first picture. See how much the yeast loves honey? Sugar can also be used.
- Stir in flours, salt and oil. I do this with my dough hook in the Kitchenaid but you can knead it by hand.
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- Move dough to a floured surface, cover with a towel, and let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Now you can either use your dough as is or if you have a few more minutes, shape it and let it sit again for another 5 minutes or so to let it develop a little more flavor.
- Bake your crust on a pizza stone or tray until it starts to brown, then add your ingredients and continue to bake until the cheese is melted.
For family fun, set up your toppings buffet style and let everyone make their own pizzas. This recipe will yield one large (14-16 inch) pizza or two small “personal pizzas”.
Do you have gluten sensitivities? We even have a paleo option Lemon Thyme Almond Flour Paleo Pizza Crust.
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