Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Whole Wheat Pizza Base Recipe - Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

Whole Wheat Pizza Base Recipe

Whole Wheat Pizza Base is a healthy alternate to the basic white pizza. I used homemade wheat flour and that gives me double happiness of eating my favorite 100% whole wheat pizza.I have tried wheat flour pizzas twice and it came out so good with a crusty crisp edges and soft chewy inside, my kind of pizza...so wanted to post it here. I will be posting cheesy paneer pizza tomorrow, so stay tuned! Check out veggie pizza that I posted earlier.

Also this is my long time desire to try a pizza base separately then bake it with toppings and finally it happenned yesterday.With this measure you can make 3 thin crust wheat pizzas. I reserved one pizza for mittu for her afterschool snack and she loved it.I tried baking them both ways :
1.Push both the base and topping inside the oven.
2.Bake the base first then bake it again with topping.
Both the ways has its own plus and minuses.

Baking time is almost the same for both the versions as the same 20 mins we are going to split and bake for the 2nd version.One thing I found easy with 2nd version is you can make the pizza base well ahead of time especially when you want to serve for guests or as a after school snack....make the pizza base ready well ahead, then just arrange the toppings and bake it once they arrive and serve the hot pizza....this way the topping never gets overbaked, they are perfect cheesy and crunchy.

My OTG always takes atleast 20mins to bake a medium sized pizza, timing may vary according to your oven.I baked the 3rd pizza for mittu using the same recipe but version 1 and it came out good too.....so choose whichever method is convenient for you, I have given both the options.I modified my baking class recipe given here and now this is my keeper.

Whole Wheat Pizza Base Recipe

Wheat Pizza Base Recipe

Preparation Time:20 mins | Cooking Time : 25mins | Makes:3 small pizza base
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: World

Wheat Flour(Atta/ Chapathi Flour) - 1 and 1/4 cups
Active dry yeast - 1 tsp ( I used Bakers brand)
Water - 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Olive oil - 1 and 1/2 tbsp

Method:

  1. In 1/4 cup warm water, add sugar and yeast set aside for 10mins.You will see the mixture frothing this ensure that your yeast is active. This test is only for active dry yeast, if you are using instant yeast then skip this step and proceed to step2.
    How to make whole wheat pizza base - Step1
  2. In a mixing bowl add the yeast solution and oil, salt whisk it well.Then add wheat flour and mix well.Add remaining 1/4 cup water.
    How to make whole wheat pizza base - Step2
  3. Mix well and knead it to form a smooth pilable dough.Keep it in a warm place undisturbed for 2 hrs.When u check after 2 hrs, the dough would have been raised.Now punch it down incase for any air bubbles. I divided the dough to  make 2 small pizzas.Dust flour and roll the dough to a thin base and cut it out with a lid to get perfect circles.Grease a baking tray with little oil. Roll using a chapathi roller to a thin base,dust flour when needed.Preheat the oven for 150 degree Celsius for 10 mins.
    How to make whole wheat pizza base - Step3
  4. Prick the base with fork for even cooking and to avoid puffing up.Look at the thickness of the base.My tray is small so I could bake only 2 at a time.Transfer the rolled pizza base to the baking tray.Bake in preheated oven at 150 deg C for 7-9 mins.
    How to make whole wheat pizza base - Step4
  5. The base will leave the sides and it will start moving easily in the tray, If you turn over you can see the texture as shown below, thats the correct stage do not overbake.Cool down completely and store in ziplock cover and keep it refrigerated.
    How to make whole wheat pizza base - Step5
  6. When you want to make pizzas, bring the base to room temperature and proceed making the pizza.
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Serve hot! And its pizza time now , now lets dig in :))

Whole Wheat Pizza Recipe

My Notes:

  • The dough shouldnt be sticky...if so then ur dough is watery so add in a little more flour. The dough shouldn't be very tight, if it is then the pizza will be hard.
  • After getting baked, it will easily move in the pan
  • You can use the same recipe for white base too, but adjust water quantity alone as white flour may take a little less than wheat flour.
  • For microwave check after 5mins then proceed.
  • The resting time totally depends on the type of yeast you are using.
  • If you are making it even more thin base then you can get 3 pizza bases with this recipe.
  • If you cut a tiny area with a knife, u can see if its cooked fully by seeing the bread like texture.
  • You can even lay aluminium foil or butter paper on the try and then roll the dough on it.
  • If you are using instant yeast no need to proof it, add it along with water and just mix it.
  • Do not be tempted to overbake, don't let it brown at the max 10mins not more than that.
  • As my oven tray is small, I always divide the dough into 2 or 3 and make pizzas. 
  • It is again a no fail recipe.The only thing to keep in mind is the measurements and the yeast activeness.With the measurement specified above , u can make 3 small thin crust pizzas.
  • You can keep the base refrigerated for 2-3 days not more than it, use it within that time.
Whole Wheat Pizza Base Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

35 comments:

  1. very helpful post sharmi!!! last click is making me drool!!

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  2. Wow....goodtry....looks fabulous....

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  3. Truely inspired. i have never know wheat based pizza is as yummy as APF. Loved the version

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  4. wow nice idea of making with wheat flour.. I like the last pic.. its colurful.. pizza treat..

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  5. t is a really simple method of making homemade

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  6. Thanks for a very clear, detailed recipe. My son and I wanted to try making cheese pizza at home! i'll give it a try tomorrow!

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  7. Thankyou for posting a healthy version sharmiji. I was waiting from a long period. A Request: We got Cheese burst pizza in dominos which is quite irresistible. I don't get it that how they fill cheese within dough & it becomes liquid while eating!! its sooo yummy. Please try that one also with wheat & All purpose flour(Whichever convenient to you) & share the recipe. I surf a lot but your measurements always hit my kitchen.

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    1. May be they do two thin layers of pizza and put in cheese in between the layers.Shd try and see.

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  8. Hi! Thanks for the amazing recipe! Can these bases be frozen?

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    1. I haven't tried , give a try and let me know :)

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  9. Wonderful post. Loved the clicks. Will wait for my fav paneer pizza

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  10. Pizza is the one any kid would crave for ... And with wheat it turns out healthy too

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  11. Looks so wonderful. I love anything thats replacing APF. Recipe is def a keeper, easy and healthy, most of all tasty:)

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  12. Hey Sharmi, should we necessarily use olive oil? Can we use some other cooking oil here?

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  13. Wheat pizza sounds interesting:) as always u steal the show with those lovely pics

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  14. Looks great. But how to make the toppings? Please help me.

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  15. Hi,
    i have a microwave oven.can i use the to make the pizza base ?
    thanks
    Pallavi

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  16. Hi sharmi, tried ur pizza today, came out very well but the toppings are not browned as U shown in the picture. My hubby is very happy that his wife is making tasty items at home nowadays. He conveyed his thanks to U. Thanks...

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  17. Hi Sharmi, I tried this at home today and my husband gave a thumbs up :) the taste was very good and easy to make too... Thanks for ur wonderful recipes. Before my kid grew up, I m ready to make it!

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  18. Hi Sharmi, I tried this pizza at home today n it came out good... My husband gave me a thumbs up :) thanks for the recipes! Awaiting to try more :)

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  19. Hai sharmi can I make this in microwave oven or only in baking oven?

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    1. You can try in microwave in convection mode

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  20. Nice...looks great..
    Definitely v'l try

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  21. I also bought bakers brand but the name is dried yeast .tell me sharmi how to use that?

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    1. If its active dried yeast then follow the same procedure as mentioned as I used that too....

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  22. Sharmi my pizza base get little hard y wat reason?

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    1. The dough should be soft and pilable, if its very tight then ur pizzas may turn hard.....overbaking also yields hard pizzas

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  23. Hi Sharmi,
    Is it important to use olive oil only?

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  24. It gives nice flavour but if you don't have go ahead with normal cooking oil itself.....

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  25. Thanks Sharmi. Everything went well but the texture below isn't similar. Its plain n lil oily at back. I've baked it 9 mins. Does it mean its not baked well or any other issue?

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    1. If the texture inside is porous and is of bread texture then fine....

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  26. hi,
    neha here
    i hv one question after using pre heating which mode i hv to select only convection or mic+conv plssssss reply my question b coz i don't hv much knowledge of microwave. i want to make it for my child

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    1. I am really not sure about microwave as I use OTG,Please check your manual

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  27. Pizza Making is actually an art and it is very interesting teach in easy way thanks for information

    pizza making

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