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The Best Whole Wheat Pizza Crust Ever! (and it’s easy, too!)

Those of you who have been around the blog for a while will know how much I love my Friday Night Pizza. The recipe has been a staple in our house for several years, and I almost always have a ball of it in the freezer, ready for a quick dinner any night of the week.  It is a recipe that I rave about and often share with others.

So you can imagine that it pains me a little to say this…..but I found a better recipe.

Last night I made the “No-Work Mostly Whole Wheat Pizza Dough” from The Food Matters Cookbook (although I made mine all whole wheat because that’s just who I am.)

The recipe is so easy.  Basically you combine all of the ingredients in the morning, leave them for the day, and you have a beautiful pizza dough by supper time.  And no rolling or stretching either – i just pushed the dough with my fingers until it fit my pizza stone.  It only took about 12 minutes to cook, and was the softest, most beautiful whole wheat pizza crust I have ever had the pleasure of eating.

Last night I topped it with homemade pesto (frozen in the fall after harvesting the basil from the garden), caramelized onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and mozzarella.

Hubby called it the best pizza I have ever made.  He also declared it restaurant worthy!

As this was the pick for the Food Matters Project this week, you will find the original recipe here, and links to all kinds of variations here.

The only changes I made to the dough was to use whole white flour instead of the all-purpose, and I used traditional yeast, dissolved in a little warm water, instead of the instant.

I’m so sorry Friday Night Pizza, but it looks like there is a new crust in town!


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    April 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Looks so yummy Andi! I have one of Mark Bittman’s books and if you like the idea of no-knead artisan quality dough…check him out- his books are @ the library too! I enjoy reading your blog, keep it coming!

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      April 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      I will definitely be checking out the library for more! Thanks, Sheela!

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    Cookie and Kate
    April 19, 2012 at 12:45 am

    I made my dough with all whole wheat flour, too! I can’t help myself. Next time I’ll let it sit longer and make it with all whole wheat pastry flour. I’d like to see how that turns out!

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    April 19, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I made a double batch for dinner and lots of leftovers… one pizza tomato sauce, onions, bacon and cheese; 2nd one tomato sauce, onions, garlic and cheese… and 3rd one black beans, salsa sauce and a little bit of cheese. Tested two of them… delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe Andrea. 🙂

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      April 20, 2012 at 7:46 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it Suzanne!

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      September 4, 2012 at 4:28 am

      Practically every Friday night in our home is pizza night. Some of our favorites are a BBQ chciekn pizza, sausage and banana peppers, and my most recent favorite… caramelized onion and pear. So good!I had kind of given up on making my own dough (I was using store bought crusts) until I found Pioneer Woman’s recipe. It is by far the best recipe in my opinion. Your pizza looks delicious!!!

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    February 1, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Thank you SOO much for this recipe!! I googled “best whole wheat pizza crust” and found this and made it tonight, and its definitely the best one I’ve ever tried — and I can’t believe how simple it is! I’m just so excited about this!!

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