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Whole Wheat Pizza Base
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Whole Wheat Pizza Base

Whole wheat pizza base is a healthy base made with whole wheat flour.
Course Global, Main Dish
Cuisine Global, Italian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 base
Calories 332kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour maida
  • 14 g dry instant yeast 2 sachet (2 tsp)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 cup water Add 1-2 tbsp more if required to knead the dough
  • 2 tbsp milk for brushing the top of pizza
  • 1 tsp oil for greasing the bowl.

Instructions

  • In a deep bowl take lukewarm water and add sugar to it. Mix well. Add 2 sachet (2 tsp) or 14 of instant dry yeast.
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  • Mix it well gently. Cover and keep it to rise for 15 minutes in warm place. I put it in the microwave.
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  • In a bowl add wheat flour, all purpose flour and salt. Mix them well.
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  • Make a well in the center and add 2 tbsp olive oil in it.
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  • After 15 minutes, the yeast will rise and become frothy and bubbly.
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  • Add the bubbly yeast mixture in the well .
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  • Now with the help of spatula mix the oil and yeast mixture with the flour.
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  • Take the flour mixture on the kitchen counter and knead well streching vertically and kneading back for 8-10 minutes. The mixture will be sticky then.
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  • Add little water if the mixture seems dry and knead well.
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  • After some time the mixture will start leaving the surface and will become smooth.
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  • Add the remaining oil and smoothen the dough.
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  • Now take a greased bowl and put the smoothen dough in it. Cover it with a cling wrap and keep it in a warm place for 1 hour for the dough to rise. I keep it in a microwave.
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  • After 1 hour the dough has risen.
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  • Punch the flour with your fist. This helps to remove the air bubbles generated with the yeast.
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  • Roll the dough into a cylinder. Cut into four equal parts if you want to make big size thin pizza base or into 8 parts if small pizza of 15 cm diameter. ( I had made two big thin crust base and rest 4 small thick pizza)
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  • Roll into balls
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  • Keep again in a cling wrap and let it rise for 15 minutes.
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  • Dust the surface with flour. Take a ball and flatten it into small disc.
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  • Fold and tuck the sides inside and make a ball.
  • Now with the help of rolling pin roll the pizza base as per your choice into big thin circle or small big circle or rectangle or square. Prick the base with fork evenly.
  • Bake the base in a preheated oven @200 c for 15 minutes
  • Remove the base and let it cool. The pizza base is ready to use. Put the sauce and topping of your choice on the base and bake it @200 C for 10 minutes or till crisp and serve. The pizza base can be frozen and stored for about 3 months.
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Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 0.03mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 0.5IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 3.1mg