- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tsp Sugar
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cups warm water (100 Fahrenheit)
- Extra all purpose flour for dusting
The cheesy and savory goodness of this Italian treat is a favorite for many. Topped with cheese, pizza sauce, olives, mushrooms, chicken, bacon and many more ingredients (even pineapple!), pizza is a one of the most loved and consumed food all around the world. Wherever you go, you will be able to find some kind of pizza.
Since pizza is such a popular favorite food, many want to learn how to make it at home; so they can make it to their liking and use toppings they prefer. But for a pizza to turn out delicious, it all depends on how the dough was made.Soft and flaky dough will make a strong base for the other cheesy goodness to go on top.
Although pizza might not be apparently healthy, but if made with good quality low-fat products, it can be a healthier version you get at restaurants. It’s a complete meal and can fill you up in just one slice. Adding healthier toppings can make a healthier version of pizza.
One serving of the finished pizza contains 485 calories, 12.4 g protein and8 g fat.
How to make Pizza Dough
When you want to use the dough, take it out on a clean floured surface and knead it 3-4 times and cut it to make 4 balls. Stretch and smooth out the balls and put them on a tray. Cover and let rise for 15 more minutes.
If you want to save the dough for later use, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and freeze it. Take it out and thaw it overnight when you want to use it next.