Half whole wheat, half amazing! No kneading necessary to make this soon to be family favorite! I started with the recipe from budget bytes and was intrigued by the notion of a pizza hut like pan pizza. All I can think of it the “book it” program that we participated in as kids. Read books, get a personal pan pizza as a reward! Mom and dad got a cheap night out and the kids ate for free as a reward. Pretty much the best thing ever as a kid. Yeah….pretty much :D
I beefed up the crust with half whole wheat, half AP flour and used a little more yeast to help balance out the ‘weight’ of the whole wheat flour. Let the crust grow and expand all day (or the day before) and when you’re ready, plop it into a 10 or 12 inch skillet that greased and you’ll have an amazing crust with melty cheese and toppings. shutthefrontdoor. I need to go make another pizza. You can cut the dough into two or three smaller “personal” pan pizza sizes that’s great for the kids or for ‘make your own’ night.
12 hours (rise time kids)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup warm water (90-110 degrees F)
- 1/2 teaspoon fast rising yeast
- 2 tablespoons olive oil + more to coat the dough
- *optional: garlic powder and/or italian seasoning
- Bloom the yeast in the warm water. Sprinkle it over the top of the water and set aside for 3-5 minutes to wake it up.
- In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, salt, and the two tablespoons olive oil with a whisk just until combined.
- Form a well in the middle of the bowl and pour the yeast mixture in.
- Fold the flour and yeast mixture together just until combined.
- The mass should be sticky but should clean away from the edge of the bowl.
- Pour some more olive oil into the bowl to coat the dough.
- Cover with plastic wrap and set on the counter so the gluten will develop and you don’t have to knead it!
- When it’s pizza time, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- Take your skillet and coat the bottom with oil. You can roll it around or use a paper towel to distribute.
- Flip the dough out of the bowl into the skillet.
- Press to fit with your fingers. Sprinkle garlic powder and italian seasoning to give it some more flavor.
- Dress it up any way you want all the way to the edge! Sauce, cheese, all the toppings….I mean ALL THE TOPPINGS!!!
- Bake for 18-22 minutes until the cheese is bubbley and golden brown.