Flax Wheat Pizza Dough

Hi, my name is Christina and I am a pizza freak!

Pizza always sounds good to me. I could eat it at any time and purposely avoid because of that. I go through phases where I’ll make pita pizza’s as a stand in for the real deal but recently started making my own dough to have pizza as a weekend treat.

 

The first few times I used the thin crust recipe from Annie’s Eats.
IMG_9495IMG_9494

The recipe works well and was not intimidating or time consuming. It does take some pre-planning since the dough needs to rest for 24hrs. Also, if you’re not using a pizza stone you need to pre-cook the dough for 7-10 minutes before you add sauce/ingredients.

 

Last weekend I used an even easier recipe from my mom, who got it from a neighbor, who got it from a magazine. I don’t know who to give credit to but I had a few requests to share the recipe so here she is. It’s not an authentic Italian dough but it’s tasty and anyone who owns a bowl can make it.

My mom first made this recipe for us when I was in high school more than 10 years ago (OH EM GEE, how did that happen?!!!) and it’s been kicking around ever since. When I asked my mom for the ingredients that’s exactly what I got, a list of ingredients… I’m probably the person who lost the photocopy of the whole recipe but you don’t really need anything beyond this:
IMG_9760

Flax Wheat Pizza Dough
1 cup flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 TBSP flaxseed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 pack fast rising yeast
2/3 cup of warm water
2 tsp honey
2 tsp olive oil

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. Form into a ball and cover with a cloth or paper towel (a damp one if you want to be fancy). Let it rest for an hour then split the dough in two and use your fingertips or a rolling pin to press it out.
IMG_9703

 

Usually I press the dough out with my fingers, to leave the crust a little higher, but I was impatient and went to town with the rolling pin.

IMG_9704

I don’t have a pizza stone so I popped the dough into a 475* oven for 7 minutes without any toppings.

 

Add your toppings and put the pizza back into the oven for 10-15 minutes. Optional: brush the crust with oil to help it brown.IMG_9711

 

And voila!
IMG_9712

Slice and enjoy.

IMG_9713

Advertisements

About Christina @ Stars in the City

I like sun, sand, surf, tunes and vegan mac ‘n cheese with bacon. Oh, and sarcasm.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Flax Wheat Pizza Dough

  1. glidingcalm says:

    mmmmmmmmmm I love pizza!! my dad is obsessed with homemade dough, and loves his pizza stone!! yours looks delish!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s