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The Food Matters Project: Mostly Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

A couple of years my husband and I made Friday night pizza night. We've missed a few weeks here and there, and sometimes stray to Saturday or Sunday, too, but we probably make pizza at home more than most couples. This tradition also means I've tried my fair share of pizza dough, but until now, I hadn't made much of an attempt to incorporate whole grain flours.

I'll be honest and share that I didn't love this dough as much as I thought I would. Even though it rested the length of time the recipe suggested, it wasn't as flavorful as I hoped it would be. I do think there's a place for whole wheat flour in pizza dough, though, and plan to do some experiments that incorporate it in the future. But don't let my review deter you because it's definitely worth a try. I find that especially with pizza, you have to make dough over and over before you start finding the combinations that are perfect for you.

When it came to toppings, I searched my product drawer and found a bunch of broccolini. I sliced it thinly and topped it over the marinara sauce and mozzarella before baking.

For the original recipe, visit Niki's blog.

Reader Comments (10)

I often use whole wheat to try for a healthier version since my husband goes overboard with the toppings.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I love how rustic your pizza looks!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMargarita

It wasn't my favorite dough either—I'll stick with my own, but I think it is a nice dough for a beginner.

Damn...I'm sad you didn't fall in love with this crust like I did. Either way, here's to Friday pizza night!

I am not usually a fan of WW flour in pizza dough but I used a white whole wheat (king arthur) and it was surprisingly good and definitely worth further experimentation!!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEveryday Maven

At times we'll add some spices to the dough, this will give it a little bit more flavor (say garlic salt or something along those lines). But yes, it's very difficult to find the "right" dough recipe!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEvi

I didn't love the dough that much either, but the toppings were fun!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNiki

I think I need to start a Friday pizza night with my boyfriend, sounds like lots of fun.

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLena

What a cute tradition to make homemade pizza every Friday night. I love that! It sounds like a really fun tradition to do with kids too. Your pizza looks delicious!

Even if it wasn't your favorite, it sure looks tasty! I think maybe I should have gone with red sauce instead of pesto on mine, since the whole wheat crust had such a strong wheat flavor.

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCookie and Kate

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