This makes two large pans of pizza, using cookie sheets or jelly roll pans. Only use this recipe if you like the taste of sourdough crust. Sourdough crust is better for you because the phytic acid in the grain is neutralized, therefore making the wheat much more digestible.
First, use the bread dough recipe over here. Put the bread loaf pan in the bread machine and set it for the whole wheat dough cycle. Be sure to set it for the dough cycle, otherwise you will get a loaf of bread instead of pizza dough.
After the pizza dough has risen for however long you want it to rise, take it out, divide in half, and roll out onto two greased cookie sheets or jelly roll pans. Ideally you let it rise for several hours but sometimes I forget to plan for that. Sometimes I take it out as soon as the kneading is done. Anyway one time I rolled out the dough on an upside-down pan to see if that made it easier to cut with a pizza cutter. I wanted the pizza cutter to roll all the way past the edge, instead of an inch away from the edge, which happens when you are using a pan with an edge. It’s easier as long as I have some cutting board or something similar close to the edge to run onto. A pizza stone with no raised edge is on my wishlist!
Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Cover each pizza with tomato paste using a rubber scraper. Tomato sauce is too soupy.
Sprinkle on onion powder, mineral salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and pepper. Fresh basil if you have it and ground rosemary too. It’s really important to add salt because the tomato paste tastes too sweet without salt, and the other seasonings enhance the tomato flavor.
Cover pizza with desired toppings. I like the following:
- grated cheese
- sliced olives
- artichoke hearts, with the leaves separated
- sliced bell peppers and onions (to save time I use a bag of sliced frozen peppers and onion mix found in the frozen veggie section at the store) which I set to thaw in a bowl of hot water at the beginning of using the recipe
- ground beef
Sprinkle on more of the same seasonings as mentioned above.
Bake at 500 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown and crisp. After baking, add sliced fresh avocado for topping. So delicious!
Enjoy! Serve with salad greens topped with vinaigrette then chocolate for dessert. Yum! The top picture shows pepperoni and no ground beef in our pizza, the bottom has ground beef and no pepperoni. I’m sorry the picture is blurry. Either one tastes great! I make this about once a week for dinner. Life is so much better with pizza!