Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pizza Dough

This recipe comes from The $5 Dinner Mom Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook by Erin Chase.  I am going to be sad when I have to return this cookbook back to the library.  I am so thankful that I already use her $5 Dinners site for inspiring inexpensive ideas. 

1 cup lukewarm water
1 cup-all purpose flour
1 packet active dry yeast
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Bread Machine directions for the dough:
Place the ingredients for the dough into the bread machine according to the manufacturer's directions.  Set on the dough cycle. 

Once the dough cycle is complete or the dough is doubled in size, punch it down and remove it from the bread machine bowl.  Knead the dough for 2 to 3 minutes, and then roll out on a clean floured surface into the shape of the baking sheet. 

By hand directions for the dough:
In mixing bowl, combine the lukewarm water and 1 cup all-purpose flour.  Add the yeast, sugar, salt, and oil.  Whisk together to make a "spongy" dough.  Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

Add the 2 cups of whole wheat flour to the sponge and stir with a wooden spoon.  When the dough becomes thick enough, knead it by hand for 6 to 8 minutes on a floured surface or in a floured bowl, until it reaches the consistency of soft baby skin.  Knead the garlic powder into the dough.  Place in a floured or greased bowl and let rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

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