Homemade Veggie Pizza with Whole Wheat Crust
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Serves: 8
 
Delicious homemade pizza crust using a blend of white and wheat flour. Crispy bottom, slightly chewy crust - a great base to pile on the toppings!
Ingredients
  • 1 C warm water (at most 115F)
  • 1 package yeast (1/4 oz/7g)
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ Cups all-purpose unbleached flour*
  • 1 Cup whole wheat flour*
  • *This combination can be adjusted to 1¾ C white and ¾ C wheat and vice versa
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F with baking stone placed inside.
  2. Next, begin making the pizza dough by dissolving the package of yeast and sugar in warm water, stirring until both are dissolved completely.
  3. Pour mixture into mixing bowl.
  4. Add olive oil and salt and stir to combine.
  5. Add flours and stir until well blended.
  6. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle work surface with cornmeal or flour and roll dough to desired shape and thickness.
  8. Remove heated baking stone from oven; transfer the dough onto the rolling pin and then carefully transfer to the dough to the hot stone. Be careful!
  9. (With slightly oiled fingers, pat the dough onto the stone if necessary.)
  10. Top with your favorite pizza toppings.
  11. Bake 15-20 minutes.
  12. Homemade veggie pizza toppings:
  13. In place of red sauce, spread 1 heaping tablespoon of pesto on dough and top with shredded mozzarella cheese (dairy or your favorite vegan variety).
  14. Next, spread 1 can of rinsed, drained and diced artichoke hearts, and then top with:
  15. baby spinach
  16. sliced mushrooms
  17. sliced onion
  18. sliced red pepper
  19. thinly sliced zucchini
  20. At the end, sprinkle dried oregano to taste.
Recipe by Passing The Relish at http://www.passingtherelish.com/2013/04/homemade-veggie-pizza/