As you're looking for simple holiday recipes, there are so many that use ready-made, refrigerated dough. Instead, consider making your own Whole Wheat Pizza Dough. You'll avoid trans fats, preservatives, and be able to add a little fiber and flavor to your family's diet. Once you get the hang of working with whole wheat dough, it's easy to use it to make lots of great family foods–homemade pizza, calzones (either with pizza fillings or broccoli & cheese), breadsticks, and more!
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
1 pkg yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp loose yeast)
1 Tbsp white sugar
1 cup warm water
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 cups white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
In a small bowl, combine yeast with sugar and warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, mix both flours with salt and olive oil.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and combine thoroughly.
Cover with a clean towel and leave to rise for 2 hours (note--whole wheat dough will not rise as high or seem as "puffy" as all-white dough).
To roll out dough, sprinkle area with flour, and it will take some practice (and strength) since whole wheat dough is tougher than all-white. I roll a circle and use a pizza plate for making pizza. You can also make breadsticks, roll out small circles for calzones, or use dough any way a typical roll of refrigerated dough is used. Generally, you'll bake at 375 or 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Rather than use refrigerated processed dough, I use this Whole Wheat Pizza Dough for my Pizza Pinwheels. They get snapped up at every party and potluck!
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I had a recipe the other day that I wanted to make that called for whole wheat pizza dough and I couldn't find a mix in the store. Now I can make my own. If you get a chance stop by my blog Recipe for Life and check out my family favorite recipes at: http://deborah-bateman.blogspot.com
Deborah H. Bateman-Author
Monday 31st of December 2012
Thanks for linking up!
Whole Wheat Pizza Pinwheels
Tuesday 4th of December 2012
[...] Pizza Pinwheels. I got the idea from this Pillsbury recipe, but I made it healthier by using my own Whole Wheat Pizza Dough, which adds fiber and takes out the trans fats and preservatives that come with refrigerated dough [...]