Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza

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Enjoy this delicious homemade whole wheat pizza from the comfort of your own home and oven ! I never thought pizza with whole wheat base will taste good, but it was yummy ! Can’t wait to share the recipe with all of you ! So let’s dive in :

Ingredients

  • For the base
    • 2 cups whole wheat flour
    • 1 tsp active dry yeast
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
    • 1 tbsp butter
  • For the sauce
    • Butter – 1 tbsp
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • Half an onion, finely chopped
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 Red chilli
    • Dried oregano – 1 tsp
    • Tomato paste – 6 oz
    • Water, as required
  • For the topping
    • 1 Red bell pepper or green bell pepper chopped into rings
    • Boiled corn – 1/2 cup
    • Finely chopped zucchini (You can use any squash of your choice too) – 1/2 cup
    • Grated parmesan cheese

Method

  • For the pizza base
    • Melt sugar and salt in lukewarm water ( 110-115 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s important to measure the temperature as the yeast will not be active if the water is too cold or hot)
    • Melt the yeast with the water. Leave it aside for 10-15 minutes
    • Knead the flour with butter and the warm water (with salt, sugar and yeast) for at least 10-12 minutes
    • Make a ball and place the dough in an oiled vessel. Cover with a wet cloth and place in a warm place for 3-4 hours until the dough doubles in volume
  • For the sauce
    • Heat butter and sauté the onions, red chilly and garlic for a couple of minutes
    • Add the tomato paste and saute for few more minutes
    • Add water as required to make a thick tomato sauce ( I used approximately 1/2 cup water )
    • Add salt, pepper and oregano
    • Simmer for 10-15 minutes
  • For the vegetable topping
    • Saute the boiled corn in 1 tbsp olive oil or butter for a few minutes, and sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste
    • Saute the zucchini in 1 tbsp olive or butter, sprinkle some water and cook covered for 5-7 minutes. Add some salt and pepper towards the end
    • Saute the bell pepper rings in 1 tbsp olive or butter for a few minutes
  • To make the pizza
    • Once the dough doubles in size, knead the dough again on a floured surface
    • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Divide the dough into equal portions (You can make 3-4 small pizzas or 2 large pizzas, that is completely up to you. I made 4 small pizzas)
    • Stretch the dough out into a round disc, rotating after each stretch. Roll out the pizza dough thin for a thin crust (1/2 cm) or a little thicker for a medium crust (around 1 cm) on a pizza stone
    • Bake the pizza base for 10-12 minutes, turning mid way until it is brown from both sides
    • Spread the pizza sauce leaving 1/2 an inch on the edges, top with the vegetables – corn, zucchini and bell pepper. Sprinkle the grated cheese and bake for around 7-8 minutes until the cheese melts
      • Note: The pizza toppings can be varied accordingly to your choice, you can use along with cheese, diced mushrooms, olives, asparagus, sprinkle dried pepper flakes, garlic or herbs like basil, oregano or rosemary too !
    • Give a pat on your back and enjoy the home made pizza  🙂
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