I am so stinkin’ excited about this recipe I can hardly stand it.
We ALL know I am a Pizza FANATIC… no news there.
But, I am not a big fan of whole wheat crust.
I have tried all kinds and just. don’t. like. it.
Truth be told, I’d rather wait to consume my pie when I can have “the real stuff”.
BUT, then Hodgson Mill had to go and email me and “challenge” me to “Make a Better Pizza“…
And so… I SO DID!
I first perused the internets to find a crust recipe for my bread machine… and this one said it came from the book manual… so I went with it.
First pour 1 1/3 Cup Water into your bread machine and then add 2 T Canola Oil
3/4 t of Salt
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
Then 2 Cups White Flour
And 1 package of Yeast
And turn on your machine to the Dough Cycle.
While my bread machine worked its magic, I got busy chopping up my veggies and putting them in containers that could easily go in and out of the fridge.
You see I had this idea…
I wanted to make a bunch of mini pizza crusts to keep in the fridge or freezer and then dress them up on a moments notice with all kinds of veggies that we can also use in salads throughout the week.
BUT, the crusts would have to “do okay” after being frozen or otherwise I was going to have a boat load of miniature pizzas!
When the dough was done dude ;), I immediately dumped it onto a lightly floured surface and divided in two…
Then I cut the half in half…(1/4 of original dough)
Then I cut each quarter into six pieces.
I then molded each piece into a cup in my Mini Pie Pan, but you could always make disks freestyle on a cookie sheet if you don’t have a mold. Now pop them under the broiler for 3 minutes, just to firm them up and then let cool.
Now, pop them in freezer bags and freeze them.
And when the family wants a snack or a batch of them for dinner, grab however many you need and place them on a cookie sheet.
Place 1 T Pizza Sauce on each pizza and some chopped fresh spinach.
Add some red onion, green bell pepper and mushrooms.
Now add 1 T Shredded Mozzarella (I used 2 %) on each pizza.
Now place a slice of tomato on top of each pizza and season with salt, pepper and fresh basil.
Add a little fresh mozzarella on top of each tomato (I used 1/3 oz. on each pizza).
Now bake at 425 for 3 minutes and then flip to your broiler for the last 2 minutes.
Oh. My. Word.
These babies are a HUGE hit at this house.
Miss Add requests them (and ALL those VEGGIES) all the time.
Puddie called me from work and raved when he packed one for lunch.
I love the convenience AND the CRUST.
HOLY moley. It is crunchy on the outside and the perfect chewiness on the inside. Seriously in love with this crust.
- 1⅓ Cup Water
- 2 T Canola Oil
- ¾ t Salt
- 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 2 Cups White Flour
- 1 Envelope Yeast
- 1½ Cup Pizza Sauce
- 1½ Cup Fresh Spinach- Chopped
- ½ Cup Green Pepper- Chopped
- 1 Cup Mushrooms- Chopped
- ½ Cup Red Onion- Chopped
- 1½ Cup Shredded Mozzarella (2%)
- 4 Medium Tomatoes- Sliced into 6 slices
- 1 8 oz Ball of Fresh Mozzarella
- Salt, Pepper and Basil to taste
- Pour first 6 ingredients into a bread machine in the order listed and place on dough cycle.
- Divide finished dough in half and then cut in half again.
- Take each quarter and make 6 mini pizza crusts.
- Broil pizza crusts for 3 minutes, then remove, cool completely and freeze or begin making mini pizzas.
- Take frozen or fresh crust and add 1 T sauce, veggies (except tomato) and then shredded cheese.
- Top with tomato- seasoned with salt, pepper and basil.
- Finish off with a few pieces of fresh mozzarella.
- Bake at 425 for 3 minutes and then finish in the broiler for 2 more minutes.
It is seriously better than any wheat crust I have had.
Mike thought they were store bought.
I am thinking of all the combos we could use them…
- Pineapple Ham Pizzas
- PB & J Dessert Pizzas
- Fruit Pizzas
- Cheese Pizzas
- BLT Pizzas
This recipe is going in the save file… PRONTO.
BIG thanks to Hodgson Mill for sending me a Pizza Prize Pack to get me started… and challenging me to challenge my preconceived notions!
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