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Big Pizza Dough

Mediterranean in May

From the book Vegetarian Times Cooks Mediterranean.

Ingredients:

1 1/3 cup lukewarm water
1 packet active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups wheat flour

Pour water in a large bowl or kitchen aid mixer. Sprinkle with yeast. Whisk to dissolve. Add salt and stir. Add the flours. Stir until dough forms into a ball.

Turn dough onto a lightly floured board and knead for 5-8 minutes or use a kitchen aid mixer.

Lightly grease a bowl with oil. Transfer dough to the bowl. Cover with a wet towel in a warm place and let rise for an hour.

Whole Wheat Tomato Mozzarella Pizza

My first foray into bread making, was using the famous Jim Lahey No Knead Bread Recipe. After several unsuccessful attempts, I quickly found one that worked. Here is a version of his No Knead Pizza recipe along with his Basic Tomato Recipe.

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I decided to use 2/3rds of the dough for bread and 1/3rd for pizza. There is something to be said about making fresh home-made bread as well as whole wheat pizza!

Ingredients:
Bread or Pizza:
2 cups white all purpose flour
1 cup wheat flour
1/4 tsp yeast
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1.5 cups warm water

Tomato Sauce:
4 Roma tomatoes
fresh sea salt
1-2 tbsp olive oil

Pizza:
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup pepper jack cheese
crushed pepper
fresh or dried basil
6-8 sliced mini heirloom tomatoes
2-3 cloves garlic minced

Pre heat over to 450 degrees.

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Set aside 1/3 of the dough for the pizza. Toss into an 8 in pizza. Top with fresh basic tomato sauce, mozzarella and pepper jack cheese. Add crushed pepper, fresh basil, garlic and heirloom tomatoes.

Bake pizza for 8-10 minutes. Switch to broil and broil for 6-8 minutes.

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There is something to be said about fresh home-made pizza!