Monday, March 7, 2011

Quick Whole Wheat pizza with Flax

My kids love to eat pizza and a good reason for me to try out one more new item. I made whole wheat pizza waiting for the yeast to get activated for an hour so last time. I found this super quick recipe and really thought if it would work? I tried it some suspicion slightly modifying the recipe to make it whole wheat and it worked. I could make it very quick(around 30 mins) and yet a very tasty thin crust pizza. Kids were overjoyed and it made dinner for all 4 of us. Here you go for the healthier version of the pizza.




What you need?

whole wheat flour 2 cups
instant yeast 2 tsps
Sugar - 1 tsp
salt - 3/4 tsp
warm water (or a bit more)- 75 ml
ground flax seeds(Flax meal) - 2 Tbsp



How to make?

1 Preheat oven to 425.
2 In a large bowl, stir together first 4 ingredients.
3 Pour warm water into first 4 ingredients, mixing strongly.
4 Add flaxseed first, then add additional flour and stir until dough forms a ball, noting that not all the flour will likely be picked up by the dough ball.
5 gently knead dough on floured surface until smooth. Adjust by adding a tsp of flour if required.
6 Cover and let rise for 5 minutes.
7 grease two 9inch pie plates, divide the dough into two equal portion. Flour the surface and make a ball. Dust it and press them gently as circle just with hand. After making a small disc, place them on the greased plate and increase the size of the disc till they reach the wall of the pie plate.
8 Put on tomato sauce, toppings(I used onion, garlic, potato, peas, olives), then cheese, and put in oven for 15-20 minutes. Place the pie plate at the center rack of the oven initially.

Use a metal spoon or knife and lift them slightly to check if it has browned at the bottom after 16 mins. Move the pie plate closer to the top rack for the rest of 4 mins so that the cheese would brown up little bit.

Mine was ready in just 20 mins, It had thin crust and the taste was awesome.

Next time,I will add some spices into the flour to make it more interesting.

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