Recipe: Pizza Crust


1-1/3 cups warm water
1 package dry yeast
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 cup whole wheat flour
about 3 cups all purpose white flour


Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and let stand for five minutes. Add the olive oil and salt. Stir in the whole wheat flour, then add the white flour 1/2 cup at a time until you have a stiff dough. Turn out onto a floured cloth and knead for 10 minutes. Put dough in an oiled bowl and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 2 hours. Punch down dough and pat and stretch it to line an oiled cookie sheet or two round pizza pans. Bake for 10 minutes in a 400° oven. Remove from oven and add toppings. Reduce heat to 350° and bake until crust is lightly browned and toppings are bubbly, 10-15 minutes.