Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

A Recipe for Toddlers

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This pizza dough is meant to be prepared in advance and frozen. The recipe yields enough for two family-sized pizzas or 16 mini pizzas – perfect for your growing toddler.


Ingredients:

1 ½ cups of warm water
2 packets active dry yeast
1 tbsp. sugar
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour (reserve ¼ cup for kneading)

Steps:

Coat large bowl with oil and set aside.

Warm water to approximately 115 degrees and put in large bowl. Add yeast and let sit for about 5 minutes, until foamy. Whisk in sugar, oil and salt. Slowly add flour, stirring until dough comes together in sticky form. Place dough in oiled bowl; turn dough a few times in bowl until it’s completely covered in oil. Cover bowl in plastic wrap and let rise for about an hour, until the dough doubles in size.

Once the dough has proofed, place on floured surface and knead until completely smooth. For 2 family size pizzas, divide in half. If you want to make toddler-sized, individual pizzas, divide dough into 16ths.

Roll portions into balls and flatten into round, pizza shells. Layer each piece of dough between parchment paper, and place in resealable freezer bags. Take out individual shells as needed and bake from frozen.

Will keep in freezer for 3 months.




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