Recipe: Whole Wheat Dough


  • 1 Tbls. sugar or honey
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees)
  • 1 pack (1/4 ounce) dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups white flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Dissolve sugar in water and add yeast.
  2. Stir gently until dissolved (about 1 minute).
  3. Let stand until the yeast foams slightly (about 5 minutes) to insure that the yeast is effective.
  4. Combine 3 cups of the flour and salt in a large bowl.
  5. Pour in the yeast mixture and oil if you are using it.
  6. Begin kneading the mixture, gradually adding enough of the remaining 1/4 cup flour so that the dough is no longer sticky.
  7. Continue kneading until the dough is smooth and elastic (another 10−15 minutes by hand).
  8. Shape dough into a ball and put in an oiled bowl, turning the dough to coat it with the oil.
  9. Let rise until doubled in bulk (45 minutes to 1−1/2 hours, depending on the yeast and the temperature).
  10. Punch down the dough and shape into 1 or 2 pieces.
  11. The entire recipe will make two 12 inch pizzas.
  12. Shape the dough either by hand or with a rolling pin, stretching out as necessary to achieve a thin dough.
  13. For a lighter crust, let the dough sit for a half hour after shaping before constructing pizza and baking.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: snack

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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