Pizza Dough With Wheat Flour
I’m excited to share this pizza dough with wheat flour recipe with you. It’s very simple to make, and ready for your favorite pizza toppings. Just because it’s healthy and whole-wheat doesn’t mean it tastes boring or like sawdust!
By the way, here’s a couple more easy bread recipes for you to try out. First, here’s this honey whole-wheat sandwich bread recipe. This bread recipe is such an easy one. Moreover, it’s nutritious and perfect for your favorite sandwiches or even toast.
The second bread recipe you want to check out is this easy whole wheat hoagie roll recipe. I mean, these hoagie rolls are sturdy, yet soft and chewy at the same time. And may I add that they’re low-fat? But you certainly can’t tell.
Most homemade breads are super easy to make. The only drawback to some people, is a fear of working with yeast. Honestly, in the past; I had that same fear. But yeast is in fact – very easy to work with.
The main thing about yeast is making sure that the water you use is not too hot. Or not too cool. For most active-dry yeasts, you want the water to be between 105 – 110 degrees. This helps the yeast to properly activate in the water before you add in the other ingredients.
On the other hand, there’s instant yeast. I use instant yeast more often than active-dry yeast. This is because you can just add the instant yeast in with the other ingredients straightaway. You don’t have to wait for it to activate in water first (which is usually for around 5 minutes).
You can use one yeast or the other really – in a recipe. It’s all about what your preference is. They both achieve the same result. By the way, I usually use Fleischmann’s active-dry and instant yeast.
Easiest Pizza Crust To Make
Well, let me tell you some more about this easy to make pizza dough with wheat flour. First of all, you only need seven basic ingredients in order to make this pizza dough.
The ingredients that you usually need for homemade bread or pizza dough/crust are flour, warm water, salt, sugar, and the yeast. Also, a little oil or butter for some recipes.
Have you seen all the ingredients listed on some store-brought breads or frozen pizza crusts? Astounding! And most of them are artificial. Therefore, I prefer to make my own bread, pizza dough, etc.
Isn’t it fulfilling to see that fresh loaf of bread come out of the oven, and to know you made it? And no store-brought bread can ever smell like homemade bread baking in the oven. I think we can all agree on that one!
Finally, here are the ingredients that you need for this pizza dough with wheat flour.
- Whole Wheat Flour
- All-Purpose Flour: With some whole-wheat flour recipes, I like to add all-purpose flour in to keep the texture light. But I’m sure just the whole-wheat flour would work also. The crust would be more dense and have a stronger wheat taste though – still delicious!
- Salt: You definitely need a little salt to add flavor to the dough.
- Active Dry Yeast: I mentioned that I use instant yeast most of the time. But I use active dry yeast as well. You can use either one for this recipe. *If you use the instant yeast, you don’t have to activate it in the water first. Just add it in with all the other ingredients*
- Olive Oil: Olive oil adds the perfect flavor to this pizza crust. But any oil (organic canola, vegetable oil, etc.) will work.
- Honey: You can use honey or sugar. I just preferred the dough to have that classic honey-wheat flavor.
- Warm Water: Make sure it’s more warm than cold (as mentioned earlier), and you should be fine.
If you tried this pizza dough with wheat flour recipe out – I would love to know how you liked it. I’d also appreciate any feedback or comments. Thank you!
Pizza Dough With Wheat Flour
- 1/2 cup and 1 tbsp warm water (between 105-110 degrees)
- 1 1/2 tsp active-dry yeast
- 1 1/2 tsp honey
- 1 1/2 tsp olive oil (extra virgin preferably)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- *This recipe makes two nice-sized personal pizza crusts or one medium size crust (you can also halve the ingredients for one crust only)*
- In a medium bowl, combine the water (must be lukewarm), honey, olive oil, and active-dry yeast. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes until it starts getting foamy. This lets you know that the yeast is fresh and activating.
- Add in both flours and the salt. Knead the dough for about five minutes until smooth. After that, let the dough sit for twenty minutes in a lightly oiled bowl (it’ll rise more and be more easier to handle).
- After the twenty minutes; divide the dough in half, and on a lightly greased baking pan – form the dough with your fingers into pizza crusts. You can make the dough thick or thin to your liking..
- Top the pizza crusts with your favorite pizza toppings, then bake at 400 degrees for around 10 minutes. Bake the pizza a couple more minutes if the crust is thicker. Enjoy!