For the record: I love pizza. I think it should be consumed on a weekly basis.
I also love the smell of homemade bread and dough. It’s the yeast. It’s fabulous.
Speaking of love, I also love Jenna. She was the first food blogger I started reading a few years back and she has definitely been a staple in my recipes, cooking tips and just an overall fun blog to read.
She posted a pizza dough recipe, claiming it to be her go-to, fail proof recipe. Awesome. I need something that is fail proof in my life.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/3 cup warm water
- 1 packet yeast
- 1.5 tsp sea salt
In a mixing bowl, combine the warm water and yeast.
Stir in the salt and flour and mix on medium high speed on your KitchenAid for 5 minutes. While the mixer is going, drizzle in the olive oil.
When the dough is soft and elastic, take out of the bowl, rub with olive oil and then place back in the bowl, cover with a dish towel and let rise for one hour.
After the dough has doubled in size, cut in half to make two large pizza doughs or make mini doughs. You could also do what I like to do and freeze the dough in a plastic baggie for another time! When you are ready for your pizza, roll out the dough, cover with your toppings and bake at 425 for 10-15 minutes.
**You could also make this dough without an electric mixer…..just knead by hand for about 8 minutes and then follow above steps! I’ve made it by hand many, many times and it always comes out right.
While Jordan was taking a nap this afternoon I thought I would surprise him and have fresh, hot pizza waiting for him when he woke up. This kid has great taste in food. I topped his with red sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and fresh pineapple.
I created my pie with red sauce, onions, artichoke hearts, basil leaves, ainkalamata olives and pepper flakes.
Thank you Jenna. Thank you pizza.