Wholemeal pizza base

    Wholemeal pizza base


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    About this recipe: This is a recipe for a wholemeal pizza dough that comes out soft and chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside. Use with your favourite pizza toppings or pizza recipes.

    Serves: 10 

    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 350ml warm water (45 C)
    • 1 tablespoon dried active yeast
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 240g wholemeal flour
    • 200g plain flour

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:2hr proofing  ›  Ready in:2hr45min 

    1. In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Sprinkle yeast over the top; let stand for about 10 minutes, until foamy.
    2. Stir the olive oil and salt into the yeast mixture, then mix in the wholemeal flour and about 125g plain flour until dough starts to come together. Tip dough out onto a surface floured with the remaining flour; knead until all of the flour has been absorbed and the ball of dough becomes smooth, about 10 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl and turn to coat the surface. Cover loosely with a clean drying cloth and let stand in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
    3. When the dough has doubled, tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 2 pieces for 2 thin bases, or leave whole to make one thick base. Form into a tight ball. Let rise for about 45 minutes, until doubled.
    4. Preheat the oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Roll a ball of dough with a rolling pin until it will not stretch any further. Then, drape it over both of your fists and gently pull the edges outward, while rotating the dough. When the circle has reached the desired size, place on a well oiled pizza pan or baking tray. Top pizza with your favourite pizza sauce and toppings.
    5. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes (depending on thickness) in the preheated oven, until the base is crisp and golden at the edges and cheese has melted.

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    Light and fluffy dough that crisped well. The boyfriend loved it too! - 07 Nov 2016

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