October 15, 2010

Whole wheat pizza

Whole wheat pizza

My son was literally licking the cheese off the Pizza Hut ad on TV, so tried this one. Used whole wheat, frozen chicken nuggets, onion and tomatoes.

What I used:  Makes 2 medium pizzas.
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 and 1/2tsp instant dry yeast.
2tsp honey
1/2tsp salt
 2tsp olive oil
1cup warm water
2tsp finely chopped cilantro
Topping:
1Tbsp pizza sauce
1 cup paneer (Indian cheese) grated
1 cup mozzarella cheese
3 to 4 chicken nuggets or 1/2 cup boneless chicken
1/2 cup onion sliced lengthwise
1/2 cup large tomato rings
1/2tsp pepper powder
1/2tsp cumin powder
Salt to taste

Mix yeast and honey with a little water, and set aside till it foams up and doubles.
In a food processor, blend flour, yeast mixture, salt, and oil, give it a few pulses, now add warm water and chopped cilantro. Blend to a soft dough.

Divide it into two parts, Make two dough balls, place one a floured counter top and cover it with a moist cloth for 15 minutes, it will double in size. Beat it down and stretch it on a greased pan. Flatten it out according to your liking.

I used just one and froze the other part. Grease the dough ball with a little olive oil, wrap it in cling foil and freeze. Stays good for 15 days, Defrost 2 hours before using. You may also refrigerate it the same way for up to 2 days.

Spread pizza sauce on the top, leaving an inch around for the crust to brown, add a generous layer of grated mozzarella cheese. Add vegetables and meat of your choice. Spray a little oil over it, if you want the veggies to brown a bit. I used tomatoes, onion, and sliced frozen chicken nuggets. Sprinkle cumin, pepper and salt.

It goes into a hot oven of 420degree for 15 minutes, then at 375 for the next 5-7 minutes. Turned out good, the dough was soft, and the cheese was cheeezy :-)