Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Organic Whole Wheat Pizzable

Aidan decided that since I refuse to buy him a lunchable, we should simply make our own.

Homemade organic whole wheat pizza crust; organic Muir Glenn pizza sauce (packaged in a snack size baggy with the tip cut off and covered with a sticker to prevent leaking); shredded cheese; organic Applegate Farms genoa salami (**certified humane**); Mediterranean Organic kalamata olives.

**certified humane is a seal given to a meat producer who meets the Humane Farm Animal Care Program standards which include a nutritious diet without antibiotics or promotants, animals raised with shelter, resting areas, sufficient space, and the ability to engage in natural behaviors. This particular meat came from Canada - not exactly a local source.

waste generated: snack size plastic bag and piece of unbleached parchment


Nik said...

MMmm! Looks great! I'd love to know what recipe you used for the bread if you have a a link! I have tried a good 20 recipes and still looking for the "right" one!

Love your blog!!

Jeanine said...

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

In a heavy duty stand mixer (with dough hook attached), add 1 1/4 cups warm water (110-115 degrees) into mixing bowl and sprinkle 2 1/2 t. (or one package) of dry yeast on top. Add a tiny pinch of sugar to feed the yeast.

Once yeast has begun to foam add 1/4 cup canola, safflower (or other oil with high burning point) and mix at medium speed.

Whisk together:
1 1/2 cups unbleached AP Flour
1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 t. salt

Slowly add the whisked mixture to the ingredient in the bowl, mixing with dough hook until it is fully incorporated. Continue to run machine (kneading the dough) for another 5 minutes on medium speed. Dough should be elastic and not super sticky. If too sticky add a touch more flour and knead for a few more minutes.

Knead by hand for a minute or so and form into a round smooth ball. Wash and oil bowl and place ball back into bowl turning it to coat with oil. Cover and let sit for 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled in size.

Punch down and shape. Cook in a preheated 475 degree oven for about 10 minutes, or until crust is golden.

Hope this one works for you!!

Aubrey West @ Healthy Lunch Ideas said...

Thanks for the great recipe! I really want to try this soon and share with my office-mates.