Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cooking Class Recipes - Pizza

Whole Wheat Margarita Pizza
Bhavani Jaroff -

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.


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