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100% Whole Wheat Pizza Basics – Dough and Pizza Sauce

Why not make a healthier version of PIZZA – one of world’s most sort after and popular foods.

In this post, lets get into the basics of making pizza – the dough and the tomato sauce to spread. White flour is substituted with whole wheat flour.

The ingredients provided here, are sufficient to make two medium pizza bases.

The Dough

Ingredients

  • whole wheat flour – 2 cups
  • active dry yeast – 1/2 tsp
  • salt – 1/2 tsp
  • honey – 2 tbsp
  • warm water – to make a soft dough
  • olive oil – to grease the bowl

Making the dough

  1. Take all dry ingredients – whole wheat, yeast and salt together in a kneading bowl
  2. Add honey and warm water and knead to a smooth dough
  3. Honey can also be substituted with a tbsp of raw sugar
  4. Grease the same bowl or use another greased bowl
  5. Place the kneaded dough covered in a warm place

Let the dough rise for half an hour

Rolling the dough-

6. After 1/2 an hour, knock the dough down and knead to make a smooth ball

7. Divide the dough into two portions

8. Grease two plates, that can also be used for baking

9. Spread the dough with a rollar pin into pizza base

10. Prick the rolled base with a fork

11. Let this rest in a warm place for 15 minutes

12. The pizza base is ready

Pre-cooking the pizza base-

13. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees C

14. Bake the pizza base for 10 minutes at 180 degrees C. Here, we are pre-cooking the base for the sauce spread and toppings, to be done later.

Pizza Sauce

Ingredients (for 2 medium pizzas)

  • tomatoes- 5/6 no.s (1 kg appr.)
  • salt – to taste
  • pepper – 1 tsp
  • oregano – 1 tsp

Method of Preparation

  1. Wash tomatoes throroughly and boil them in water
  2. Once boiled, remove the skin
  3. Blend the tomatoes
  4. Take a pan, add the blended tomato puree
  5. Let the puree thicken well
  6. Add salt, pepper and crushed oregano once it thickens
  7. The sauce should be in spreadable consistency
  8. Too much liquid would make the base soggy.