The pizza! Yes, yes! You guys want in on this one, huh? No problem-o.
I was going to start responding to all of your comments but then noticed just how many of you were asking for it, so I’ve got ya covered.
I feel you…we almost always buy the pre-made dough from the store, but have found we have SUCH a hard time getting it to roll out, etc. So I decided I’d try to make my own and the texture came out amazing. Here’s the basic dough recipe:
Honey Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
- 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 packet fast-rise yeast (or 2-1/2 tsp)
- 1-1/2 cups warm water
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp olive oil, plus more for brushing
- 1/2 tsp salt
Combine flours and years in large bowl. In a large measuring cup, combine water, honey, olive oil, and salt. Pour water mixture into flour mixture and stir together until a soft dough. Add a little more water or flour, if necessary (I had to add extra flour to make it less sticky and be able to work with).
Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead for 5 minutes (I used my Kitchenaid mixer with the bread attachment in place of the extra kneading). Place in large, oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and keep in refrigerator or let rise at room temperature for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
*To make the BBQ Chicken Pizza:
- Roll out dough. Brush with olive oil and extra garlic (powder or minced…or both).
- Brush with a thin layer of your favorite BBQ sauce
- Add a layer of caramelized onions (we used 1/2 a red onion) and chopped chicken
- Top with fresh slices of mozzarella cheese (or shredded mozz)
- Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted
- Sprinkle with a little parsley and oregano. Enjoy!
I *will* say that the crust could have used a little extra flavor, so I’m going to play around with the seasoning a bit. But it definitely rose great and rolled out beautifully. It was super easy to work with and nice and thick; I’m sure we could have rolled it out much thinner to make two smaller doughs if we wanted. Feel free to play around with it and find a combo of spices/flavors that works for you!