I love pizza! Any type, any way! And Pizza crust made with freshly ground wheat only makes for an even yummier meal!
I love the creativity of making a pizza. What other dish can you make that can be made so many different ways? From the simplest cheese pizza to a more substantial meat lover style, there’s something for everyone.
If you have followed me for a while, you know I am all about healthier options in the kitchen that still taste amazing! However, these healthier options also have to be super easy, no fuss recipes!
As you may know, I choose to grind my own wheat berries to make flour. There are several reasons. First of all, once wheat berries are ground into flour they quickly start losing nutrition. There is a good chance the whole wheat flour you have purchased at some point may have been rancid!
The other choice is to use all purpose flour, however, this type of flour is void of all the wonderful nutrition of the whole grain flour you mill at home.
When it comes to making pizza dough with freshly ground flour, you will find that the crust takes on a wonderfully nutty flavor.
I used freshly ground hard red wheat for this crust. Hard white wheat or Kamut are also great options.
I like to make our pizza in a 12 inch cast iron skillet. The cast iron helps the crust get crispy on the bottom.
You could double this recipe and put half the dough in a freezer bag to have on hand for a quick weeknight meal. Just take the dough out of the freezer the night before and put in the fridge to thaw.
I also use a stand mixer to knead my dough. This is the mixer I use (*affiliate link*): https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1749377&u=3324800&m=44804&urllink=&afftrack=
I let it knead for 6-8 minutes or until it is stretchy and smooth.
The first thing you need to do is add 3/4 cup of warm water to the bowl of a stand mixer or a mixing bowl. Add 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast and 1 tsp sugar. Stir well and allow yeast to bloom, usually 5-10 minutes.
Add 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 cups plus 2 tbsp of flour and 1 tsp salt to the mixer or bowl.
Knead in mixer for 6-8 minutes, or by hand, for 8-10 minutes.
Allow to rise in a lightly greased bowl, covered, for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Deflate.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Turn onto a cast iron skillet that has been lightly greased and start stretching it out to the edges of the pan.
Add your toppings. Place in preheated oven and bake for minutes or until browned around the edges.
Pizza Crust made with Freshly Ground Wheat
- 1 12 inch Cast Iron Skillet
- 1 Stand Mixer optional
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups 2 tbsp freshly ground wheat
- In the bowl of a stand mixer add the water, yeast, and sugar.
- Allow to bloom for 5-10 minutes.
- Add rest of ingredients and knead for 6-8 minutes.
- Allow to Rise for 30 minutes to 1 hours or until doubled in lightly greased bowl, covered.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Punch down dough.
- Grease cast iron skillet and spread the dough evenly.
- Add toppings.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges of crust are golden brown.