On this cold day I am drinking iced coffee. What is wrong with me? I should be enjoying some hot coffee but I was craving some iced Java Dave's. Without one in my neighborhood I had to do for myself. My kiddos and husband bought me a king's share of coffee from said coffee place for Christmas. I've been a brewing, steaming, and a pressing fool, what a coffee hound. I thought I better sit down and type out some healthful recipes for the 2011. But you know me, they can be made bad too, hee hee. Ransome is always wanting pizza but would lose it if he thought whole wheat was involved. What he does not know will not hurt him. I love this dough and I am sure you will too. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.
1 1/2 cups warm water-sometimes I need 1 3/4 cups
2 T yeast or 2 packages
1/2 cup oil of your choice-I used White Truffle oil that I received from Marx Food and it was to die for! But I usually use whatever I have on hand
2 T sugar
1 T kosher salt
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
I do all of my mixing and kneading in a Kitchen Aid. It's just easier for me to do it this way. Pour water and yeast into your bowl and let sit for about 3 minutes. Now add your flour, sugar, and salt. Turn on mixer and mix, remember to use the dough hook attachment. Once everything is mixed, the dough appears a little wet, then add oil and continue kneading. Now cover and let dough double in size. Depending how warm your kitchen is, this should take about an hour. When doubled, flip out onto a well floured rolling board and knead for about a minute. Now divide dough into 2 equal sized balls. I now let mine rest for 20 minutes before I divide each ball into 4 pizza doughs. I use a rolling pin but you can just as easily use your hands since these are rustic hand made pizzas. I place mine on a pizza pan or bread stone and bake for 10 minutes at 425'. We like a crisp crust and this seems like the only way for us to get this at home. Now take them out of the oven and top with your favorite toppings. Return them to the oven and bake for 10 more minutes. Give this a try the next time you are wanting pizza.
I topped this one with chicken, kalamata olives, capers, red pepper flakes, Parmesan cheese, and instead of tomato sauce I used Paul Newman's Alfredo Pasta Sauce. It was so good that we will be making it again and again!