Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spinach & Mushroom Pizza With Whole Wheat Crust


I do love pizza but I've gotten to where I don't enjoy eating it unless I make it at home. Delivery pizza is always so greasy. I guess that is what makes people like it so much. I don't feel good about eating it that way though, no matter how good it tastes. I have my go to pizza crust recipe which you can find HERE that is very good. I found another pizza crust recipe that sounded really good and though I might like to try it, just to see the difference. I'm glad I did, it was very good and made with whole wheat flour for extra nutrition. It came from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food Magazine. I decided to keep my ingredients simple and meatless on this one. I am a fan of the spinach & mushroom combination and when paired with mozzarella & Parmesan cheese it makes a great topping for pizza. I used my go to sauce recipe which is so simple and cheap to make. I hope you enjoy, thanks Mrs. Martha Stewart!

Crust Recipe
Adapted from Everyday Food Magazine
makes 2 medium pizza's

1 1/2 cups warm water 110 F
2 packages of active dry yeast
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups all purpose flour

Toppings

Fresh Spinach leaves, chopped
mushrooms, sliced
mozzarella cheese, shredded
Parmesan cheese, grated

Place water in large bowl of mixer and sprinkle with yeast; let sit for about 5 minutes until foamy. Add the olive oil, sugar, and salt to yeast mixture and mix. Stir in both flours. Switch in dough hook and knead dough until smooth, about 5 minutes on level 2. Transfer dough to bowl that has been sprayed with cooking spray or oiled and turn to coat top.

Cover dough with towel and let stand in warm place for an hour or until doubled in size.

Turn dough onto well floured surface and knead until smooth. Preheat oven to 450 F.  Divide dough into two large pieces and roll each one into a circle of desired thickness. Transfer to pizza pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
Spread on the sauce; add toppings of choice and then top with cheese.
Bake until golden brown and cheese has melted. Time will very depending on the thickness of the crust but should be somewhere between 12 and 20 minutes.

2 comments:

The Muries said...

Definatly going to make this one, I love the spinach mushroom combo as well. Sounds so good that if I weren't trying a new recipe from a friend's food blog I would be eating this tonight! Maybe tomorrow when Dave gets home from work we will do it then. mmmmm

The Muries said...

Ok so I made it and I did the two pizzas and I think ours are 14 or 16 inches which I cut each into 12 slices. There was only 5 pieces left out of the two pizzas when we were done. The kids loved it so much they were telling me how much better it was then the pizza places in town. They asked to have it again later this week!

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