Woaaa! Long time, no see my dear blog. I don’t know what happened to me, I just want to sleep all the time. I actually made this recipe about a week ago, but I was so lazy to post it. But that’s enough. From now on, I’m focusing on my blog. So, I’ve promised to make some savory recipes, and this is one of them.
For the New Year, I bought myself a lot of cookbooks, and one of them is called “Cooking Light Way to Cook”, and it’s really an interesting one. It’s just the book I’ve ever wanted. All kinds of recipes (from salads to desserts) in a healthier way! And I found the pizza dough recipe from that book.
About the sauce, it is a recipe that I made up myself. It is actually another version of the sauce in my bruschetta pizza recipe. This time, I added some flaxseed in it (I always find something interesting in the kitchen and if appropriate, add use it in my recipes).
Thick Crust Whole-Wheat Pizza
adapted from Cooking Light Way to Cook
1 big or 2 small pizzas
For the dough:
- 2 ¼ cups whole-wheat flour
- ¾ cup warm water
- 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
- 2 teaspoons honey
- any other herbs you want
For the sauce:
- 2 large tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon pepper paste (optional)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoon water, depending on the thickness
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed
- 1 clove of garlic
For the topping:
- 150 gr. (5.3 oz.) mozzarella, or any kind of cheese that can melt
Mix honey, water and yeast and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Knead 2 cups of flour with yeast mixture. Add the remaining flour after 3 minutes.
Coat the dough with some olive oil (not to make it dry) and rest it for about an hour in a warm place.
Using your hands (it doesn’t have to be in a perfect shape), make 2 mini pizzas (or 1 big pizza). The thickness depends on you, but mine was about 1 cm (½-inch) thick.
In a food processor, mix all the ingredients for the sauce and spread it over the top. Be sure to leave some empty space on the edges (I actually made the dough a bit thicker on the edges). Sprinkle the tops with grated cheese.
At this stage, you can wait for 30 minutes to make your pizzas more spongy (that’s what I did). Bake the guys for 10-15 minutes in a preheated oven (250 degrees C – 500 degrees F).