October 8, 2012
Whenever I give my kids free rein and ask them what they want for dinner, 9 times out of 10 the answer is "PIZZA!" -- which means I sling a lot of pizza dough in my kitchen.
If you enjoy making pizza at home, you can certainly use a store bought dough -- I do all of the time -- but have you ever tried making homemade dough? Intimidating? Totally! But after making it once you'll realize just how easy it is. After all, you only need a few basic ingredients to produce a simple, delicious dough which bakes into bubbly, crispy perfection (and is also a ton of fun to prepare).
Wait a minute, Catherine. This recipe is called White Wheat Pizza Dough? Isn't white wheat the same thing as white flour?
That's exactly what I thought the first time I heard about white wheat, but white wheat is in fact a naturally colorless whole wheat which has virtually the same nutritional benefits of the traditional whole wheat you are used to. Plus it has a milder flavor than whole wheat, making it more appealing to people accustomed to the taste of refined flour. (Hmm, who could some of those people be…..kids perhaps?!)
You can use this nutritious dough to make everything from Pizza Balls, to Pizza Pinwheels, to my fave, Quilt Pizza (and how to make it), which I let my kids top with tons of vegetables before popping it in the oven. Give your own little sous chefs that job and you've got one fun meal in store for everyone.
Accompaniments: Pizza toppings: Marinara Sauce, Pesto, Olive Oil, Mozzarella Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Veggies and whatever else you enjoy.