Makes enough dough for 2 thin crust pizzas or one very deep dish pizza
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:25 mins
1 package fast-acting yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil plus more for coating pan & crust
1 cup warm water (about 110 degrees F, think a nice bath for a child)
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons salt
In a large bowl or standing mixer, combine sugar, oil, water and yeast. After this combo sits for about 5 minutes, it’ll look puffy and bubbly. That’s the yeast working its magic.
Add flour, cheese and salt. I use the dough hook on my stand mixer but you could plus in a food processor (about 1 minute) or just mix it with a big sturdy spoon. You want your dough to come together into a big sticky ball.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for about 1 minute until it’s less sticky. Press the heel of your palm in, fold, press, fold, press, repeat.
Cut dough into 2 parts. You’ll have enough for 2 thin-crust pizzas or 1 very deep dish pizza. Grease a pan with olive oil and arrange your dough on top. Lightly brush crust with a little more olive oil.
Add marinara sauce and top with cheese plus any other toppings you enjoy.