Hubby says pizza is his favorite meal, but I have always bought the crust. Well, with certain grocery items not always available these days, I decided to crack my self-imposed nut of not making pizza crust.
When I was young, my stepdad would make crust from scratch. It took all day with dough rising. I remember it being delicious, but yeast is even hard to find right now. Also, my goal is to always make things easy. So I knew going into this journey that I didn’t want to recreate the yeast crust of my childhood.
Instead I started with an easy biscuit recipe and and built from there. It’s yummers!! And so easy.
What you need:
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup unbleached flour
- 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast (for a cheesy flavor)
- 1 Tablespoon dried basil
- 1/3 cup cold margarine
- 3/4 cup plant based milk
What to do:
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Combine all dry ingredients and stir with a whisk to add air and break up any clumps
- Cut in the margarine with a pastry cutter, two knives, or fingertips until the mixture looks like course meal. Make sure to not let the margarine melt
- Add the milk and mix with a spatula until moist
- In the bowl, kneed the mixture 10 to 15 times to make a ball of dough
- Place dough on pizza pan and mash the dough flat in all directions to the size you desire
- Gently stab the dough with a fork all over. This will help it not rise too much when baking
- Place crust in oven and bake for 10 minutes
- Remove crust from oven and place on heat safe surface
- Cover crust with favorite toppings
- Bake pizza for 10 minutes
- Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before slicing
Yummers! So good and so easy. This is what the crust looks like before baking.
And this is what it looks like after the first bake, before toppings.
Tip: If white whole wheat flour is not available, use a 1/2 cup of whole wheat pastry flour and 1 and 1/2 cups unbleached flour. Let me know what you think in the comments!