By: Shannon Beeghley, LPN, NS, CHHC
(This is my favorite crust recipe!)
2 1/4 tsp yeast (or one package)
3/4 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
Mix together and set aside. In another bowl, place the following ingredients:
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 TBSP olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp garlic salt
Stir together and then pour in the yeast mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon til mixed together. Knead it on a floured surface a couple times. Let raise till double. Flatten or roll out onto a pizza pan (or on a cookie sheet) and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and add any pizza sauce and toppings you desire. Finish baking 10-15 minutes more. Enjoy!
Yield: One 12.5 inch by 9 inch rectangle pan (I don’t have a circle pizza pan)
Note: You can just use all white flour if desired. Or use your favorite kind of flour, if gluten intolerant. The dough can be made & baked, then stuck into the freezer in a well sealed bag for a quick just-add-toppings pizza later!
(The above pizza has sauce, chicken, onions, orange bell pepper, olives, fresh parsley, Monterrey jack & cheddar cheese.)