For the crust I made individual 6-inch pizza crusts, of which, I made more "healthy" by using whole-wheat flour and non GMO flours, olive oil and coconut flour for greasing the bowl and baking pans. Here's the recipe:
- 1 packet yeast
- 1 cup water (warm water 105 degrees to 115 degrees for proofing the yeast)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat all purpose flour - non GMO
- 2 cups regular unbleached flour - non GMO (1/2 cup or more may be needed)
- 1 tablespoon corn meal
- coconut oil to coat bowl
Then grease a bowl with coconut oil, put the dough ball in, turn the dough over with the oiled side up, and cover (i.e. with a dish towel) the bowl. Leave in a warm area for an hour to allow the dough to rise (I turn on my stove and after the burner comes on, I turn the stove off and place the bowl in there).
After an hour, place the dough on a well-floured surface with the tablespoon of cornmeal, roll dough into a circle (i.e. 14 inch). At this point I portion it into 3 equal sizes and roll into 6 inch crust (I make thick crust, but makes more if rolled into thinner crust).
For the individual crusts, place on oiled cookie sheets and bake at 450 degree's until just beginning to brown (approximately 10-15 minutes). Let cool and store until ready to add the toppings. This works well also for freezing! After adding the desired toppings place in 450 degree oven and bake for 10 - 20 minutes until cheese is melted.
Toppings we used:
- mozzarella cheese (low fat, and vegetarian)
- cheddar cheese (regular and vegetarian)
- bell pepper
- red onion
- Jimmy Dean Meatlovers Sausage and Bacon Crumbles
- black olives
- ripe tomatoes
- Muir Glen organic Italian Herb sauce
- Rotisserie chicken breast
For this occasion, I actually doubled the recipe and made enough pizza for 3 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 younger kiddo's. Everyone enjoyed making their own personalized pizza. For our "greens" we had a salad mix with regular lettuce, spring mix and kale. All the pizza toppings worked well to add to the salad also. For salad dressings, we either used traditional salad dressings or made impromptu homemade dressings with olive oil, red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar.
We had a very blessed evening with pizza, cola's (including stevia "soda-pop"), salads, and chips. Later, the teenage girls treated us with homemade brownies and candies that they prepared for a church gathering the next day.
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