Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Cooking Class Recipes - Pizza
Whole Wheat Margarita Pizza
Bhavani Jaroff - IEatGreen.com
Preheat overn to 450F
Makes 4 9"-10" whole wheat crusts (or you can buy whole wheat pizza crust)
1 envelope dried yeast ( 2 1/2 teaspoons)
1 cup warm water
2 cups organic unbleached all purpose flour
2 cups organic whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup warm water
Dissolve the yeast in 1 cup of warm water. Stir in 1/2 cup of the flour, cover with a clean dishtowel and let it stand until the mixture foams up to about double (about 30 minutes.)
Combine the remaining 3 1/2 cups of flour with the salt. Stir in the yeast mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of warm water. Stir until the dough masses together. Gather the dough into a ball and turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough for 10 to 12 minutes. Dust the dough lightly all over with flour and place in a bowl to rise, covered with a dishtowel for about 1 hour.
After the dough has risen, divide into 4 parts. Form the dough into a pizza by flattening it into a flat disk or roll out with a rolling pin.
Topping for 4 Pies
1 cup tomato sauce
1 lb mozzarella cheese
parmesan cheese (optional)
toppings optional - olives, mushrooms, peppers, broccoli, oregano, onions
Spread tomato sauce over crust. Cover with mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Decorate with toppings.
Bake in a 450 degree oven on a cookie sheet for 6 - 8 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and lay directly on the rack for 2 minutes.