Friday night is pizza night in our house as it seems to be for a lot of families I know. We don't order in because we discovered a while back that making pizza from scratch is fun, delicious and cheap. As a one income family we are always watching our budget especially these last few months when it's been even tighter than usual but we still have pizza night. I have been working out this pizza dough recipe for a few months now and I think it's finally right. This makes enough to feed 2 preschoolers, 2 teenagers and 2 adults in other words it makes a LOT of pizza. Tonight with this recipe we made 2 small kid sized pizzas, one large pizza, a calzone and a pizza/stromboli combo thingy(?).
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour divided
1/2 cup vital wheat gluten
2 Tbsp SAF instant yeast
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
2 cups warm water
1/4 cup olive oil
in the bowl of a food processor add 2 cups flour, vital wheat gluten, yeast, sugar, salt, warm water and olive oil
pulse 5-10 times then process 30 seconds - one minute until it is well mixed
cover the whole food processor with a towel and let it rise 20 minutes
pulse in the last of the flour and turn out into an oiled bowl
let it rise while you prepare the rest of your ingredients
divide dough into desired portions and bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until done to you preference
**Optional** toss in your favorite dried herbs or minced garlic during the initial mixing for an awesome crust to wow your friends
This is actually a photo from a few weeks ago because tonight the pizzas were inhaled before any pictures could be taken.