Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
|1/2 cup||(125 ml)||warmed milk|
|1/2 cup||(125 ml)||warm water|
|1/2 tsp||(2 ml)||sugar, approximately|
|1 tbsp||(15 ml)||active dry yeast|
|2 cups||(500 ml)||whole wheat flour|
|2 tsp||(30 ml)||butter|
|1 clove||minced garlic|
|2 cups||(500 ml)||chopped, sautéed veggies of choice (peppers and mushrooms and spinach and etc.)|
|1 jar||(approx. 640 ml)||favourite marinara sauce|
|1/2 cup||(125 ml)||chopped deli or leftover meat (chicken and beef and ham and etc.)|
|1 1/2-2 cups||(375-500 ml)||mozzarella cheese, grated|
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and grease a 12 cup muffin tin with a little bit of melted butter.
- Place milk and water in large bowl; add sugar and stir to dissolve. Sprinkle yeast over top and let stand for about 10 minutes or until frothy.
- Stir in 1¾ cups (375 ml) of the flour until ragged dough forms. Scrape dough onto lightly floured surface and knead dough, adding as much of the remaining flour as necessary to form a soft, slightly sticky dough, about ¼ cup (60 ml).
- Place in a greased bowl and cover. Let stand for 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
- Over medium heat, melt butter in a pan and sauté chopped veggies and garlic until soft and aromatic but still bright in colour.
- Over low heat, add jar of marinara sauce to a saucepan and stir. Add sautéed veggies to sauce, stir and then either blend with an immersion hand blender right in the pot (like I did), or transfer to a blender and blend until veggies are incorporated smoothly into sauce.
- Punch down and roll out risen pizza dough on lightly floured surface into a rectangle shape (approximately a 14-inch [36 cm] square).
- Spread a generous layer of sauce evenly over dough (you’ll have extra), top with meat and then with cheese.
- Carefully roll the pizza dough into a cylinder and gently, with a serrated knife, cut into 12 pizza “rolls”.
- Place into greased muffin tin and bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden on top.
- Allow to cool and then enjoy alongside your favourite raw veggies and dip! You can freeze leftovers in freezer-safe bags or containers.