Easy Whole Wheat Margherita Pizza

In an hour's time, Margherita pizza could be a whole different dish if the dough is changed. Make it healthy and make it taste unique with a whole wheat flour dough through The Cooking Doctor's recipe. 

2 1/2 cups whole wheat strong bread flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 1/4 tsp yeast
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp fine semolina
lukewarm water as needed ( between 1 to 1 1/2 cups)
3-4 large heirloom tomatoes, chopped
1 cup grated mozarella cheese
a few fresh basil leaves
1 tsp dried oregano
salt and pepper to season
1 tbsp olive oil
2 clove garlic

  1. Make the pizza dough.
  2. Mix the flour, salt, sugar, yeast, 3 tbsp olive oil and enough water to form a soft elastic dough.
  3. Leave to rise in the bowl covered with cloth or cling firm, usually take around 45mins to an hour.
  4. Prepare the sauce.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and saute the tomatoes and garlic until thickened, add in the basil leaves and oregano.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Once the dough is ready, sprinkle the pizza stone with semolina.
  8. If you do not have pizza stone, alternatively you can use non stick baking pan or lined pan with baking paper.
  9. Using olive oil greased hands, press down the dough to form 12 to 14 inch circle.
  10. Spoon the tomato sauce and sprinkle the grated mozarella.
  11. Bake in preheated oven of 200 C for 18 to 20 mins.
  12. Serve warm.
Posted by Diane Araga, on January 22, 2014 at 8:00 AM