This is an easy homemade pizza dough that I made 4 my husband using Bread Flour combined with Whole Wheat flour for added texture & fiber. It is so simple & easy. While you allow it to rise you can chop up the toppings, & before you know it, it is ready to bake.
I used ingredients I had on hand, you can do the same, I used precooked Brown & serve Turkey sausage, & other available ingredients, it turned out so tasty & delicious, & it made a Jelly Roll pan size, you can cut as desired, about 19 minutes total in the oven & it is ready to eat. My husband loves Pizza & especially this one.
1PREHEAT OVEN TO 475 DEGREES F. Using a medium size bowl add the whole wheat and bread flour together. STIR TILL THE FLOURS ARE BLENDED TOGETHER.
2Then scoop out ONE CUP of the flour mixture & add it to the mixing bowl, that has been equipped with a dough hook attachment. Now add in the 2 packages of yeast, sugar, salt, extra virgin olive oil, and begin slowly to mix.
3Add in the hot water and increase speed till flour begins to blend together.
4Gradually add in MOST OF remaining flour,(WILL NOT NEED ALL OF IT) with increased speed, and beat until mixture comes together and forms a soft ball of dough that is not sticky. SHOULD LOOK LIKE DOUGH IN PICTURE. With the addition of the whole wheat flour knead at least 6 or 7 minutes or so.
5Remove from mixing bowl, then grease a medium size bowl with olive oil, add the ball of dough, and grease all sides of ball of dough. Then cover with a heavy dish towel to keep warm, and allow to rise while you prep the veggie toppings for the pizza. I LEFT BOWL ON STOVE TOP WHILE IT WAS PREHEATING TO ALLOW DOUGH TO RISE at least 15 minutes, I let mine rest for about half hour.
6Cube the precooked sausage patties into cubes, until they resemble the ones in picture. YOU MAY WANT TO USE OTHER TOPPINGS, or no meat at all.
7Chop remaining veggies and shred cheese if needed, and add to a large platter, till you are ready to top pizza.
8Spray a long jelly roll size pan with cooking spray, and then dust lightly with the 2 tablespoons of yellow corn meal, then shake to coat the entire bottom of pan.
9Now the pizza dough should be ready, it is at least double in bulk. Notice dough in step #5 and now in step #9 how much it rose in the bowl.
10Now press dough out with fingers into pan, pushing out to the outer edge, and into corners, until the desired thickness is reached. Should look somewhat like the picture. NOW PLACE IN THE PREHEATED OVEN FOR 4 MINUTES ONLY, this is to assure that crust will not be soggy when it is completely cooked with added toppings.
11After 4 minute time lapse, remove from oven, and add the pizza/pasta sauce, leaving about a 1 inch border on all sides NOT COVERED WITH SAUCE. Now sprinkle with Italian seasoning or oregano.
12Top with topping ingredients as desired. I started with some of the mozzarella cheese first after adding the sauce, then added the sausage, peppers, cheddar cheese, and shredded gruyere cheese, can top with additional Italian Seasoning if desired before baking. NOTE: IF YOU WEIGH THE CRUST DOWN WITH TOO MANY INGREDIENTS, THE CRUST MAY BE SOGGY AFTER COOKING.
13Place in preheated 475 degree F. oven and bake for 15 minutes or until cheeses has melted and toppings is hot and bubbly. Remove from oven.
14Using a pizza cutter, cut into desired size slices, and serve immediately. I got about 15 nice size serving slices.
15Enjoy and watch them come back for more. These detailed steps are for anyone that has been intimidated about making their own pizza crust & pizza before, especially my daughter Briana. Here's to you Briana, a NO FAIL APPROACH TO MAKING YOUR OWN HOMEMADE PIZZA. ENJOY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.