Thursday, July 29, 2010

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

I got this recipe from the lovely Stephanie of NieNie Dialogues. When I saw the recipe, I knew I had to try it! My husband was weary of it at first...just by me saying "Whole Wheat Pizza", he was scared. However, he said that he couldn't tell the difference and that I could keep using that for our pizza crust! I make this with fresh whole wheat ground the very same day- which makes for a very healthy pizza!


2 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/2 tsp yeast (or one packet)
1 cup warm water
1 tsp salt
2 tbs oil
1/4 tsp sugar


Add yeast to cup of warm water. Let sit

Mix dry ingredients together, then add oil. Add yeast mixture and knead for approximately 5 minutes. Let rise for 30-45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 450.

Roll dough out onto a cookie sheet. Cook for 7 minutes (WITHOUT toppings- this helps it so it's not soggy). Take out of oven and add toppings. Cook for 8-10 more minutes.

BBQ Pork Pizza

I got this recipe from my amazing sister Lizzie. She made this for me and my husband while visiting and we absolutely FELL INLOVE with it! This is definitely one to impress and don't let the instructions scare you. It's actually very easy! The great thing is, the leftover pork can be frozen in a freezer ziploc bag, and thawed for later use!


Boneless pork loin
1 cup ketchup
1 cup brown sugar
1 TBS liquid smoke
fresh cilantro
monterey jack cheese
pizza crust dough (you can buy at store, or make your own- see my whole wheat pizza crust recipe)


Mix ketchup, brown sugar, and liquid smoke.

Cut pork into four chunks. Put in crock pot. Salt pork very liberally. Pour ketchup mixture over pork. Put crock pot on low for 10 hours.

Take pork out and shred. It should fall apart very easily, so you can do this part with a fork! Put back in crock pot and stir pork around to get leftover BBQ sauce all over it. Taste, and if you feel it needs a stronger BBQ taste, make the ketchup mixture again and mix in with shredded pork.

Caramelize onions: Slice onion into VERY THIN slices. AS THIN as you can get them! Put skillet on medium with a bit of oil and put onions in for 30 minutes, until caramelized.

Put caramelized onions on pizza dough. Then put shredded pork. Then put shredded jack cheese. Cook for however long the pizza crust needs to be cooked.

Once out of the oven, sprinkle fresh chopped cilantro on top and eat!