Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My go-to

So, whenever I go grocery shopping, I ask Bob what he wants to eat. Every time, the answer includes Mexican (pretty broad), pizza and/or sloppy joe wraps. After my excitement about the awesome crock pot yogurt recipe, the last batch I made bombed. It's really runny. I've been pushing the smoothies (my kids are suckers). But, one recipe I can't remember ever f'ing up is the whole wheat pizza dough from my Weight Watcher's cookbook. Love it. I have done various combinations of wheat and regular flour from what I have on hand, and it has never failed me.

8 Servings - 117 cals each, 2 points (if you're into that)

2 tsp dry active yeast
1/4 c lukewarm water
1/4 flour

Pizza Dough
1/2 cup skim milk
1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp salt

1. To prep sponge, in a large bowl sprinkle yeast over water. When yeast looks wet, add flour & stir hard. Cover with a damp towel and let stand with room temp for about 40 minutes. (This is a major "about" for me- I get side tracked, a lot)
2. To make dough, stir milk into sponge. In medium bowl, combine flour, ww flour and salt (seriously, I just dump this stuff in the large bowl). Add to sponge and blend.
3. Turn dough. I just use the dough hook on my Kitchen-Aide, but the recipe says knead it with your hands for 10-12 minutes.
4. Put back in bowl, cover with damp cloth and let sit til doubled in volume 45-60 minutes. (Again, I have left this for hours and it's been fine).
5. Roll out dough to 15 in circle and cook at 500 (did I mention preheat the oven??) for 10 minutes. I have stretched it to a bigger rectangle when there seems to be more dough (if it more than doubled it while I was off doing other stuff)

So yeah, cover it with what you like. (I like it with ricotta and zucchini /mozzarella and crushed red pepper, but then I wind up eating it all by myself and portion control is already an issue for me!)

Bob just found out I even have a blog. He's not such a good listener...

1 comment:

  1. Okay..Having a problem with my pizza dough. It's the thing that I was the most excited about making in our new house. I was also so cramped in the old kitchen that it made kneeding dough and rolling it out almost impossible. But of course, now since we've moved here my pizza dough has been a total flop. And I have NO idea why...

    So basically, I want to try this but the whole "sponge" thing has me baffled. I found another pizza dough recipe that I am trying out today. Here's hoping I have better luck this time around!