Basic Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough
  • 11/4-ounce package active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2cups warm water
  • 1-1/2cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1-1/2cups plus 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1tablespoon freshly chopped herbsoptional
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 1tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Let sit 5 minutes.
  2. Lightly spoon whole-wheat flour into a dry measuring cup and level with a knife. Mix with 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, salt, and freshly chopped herbs, if using. Add yeast mixture, oil, and honey or maple syrup and mix well.
  3. Place dough on a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Add enough all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands. Place dough in a bowl coated with oil or cooking spray and turn to coat. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes or until double in size.
  4. Punch dough down and let rest for 5 minutes. Divide into two balls.