Try This Next-Day Multigrain Pizza Crustthe Next Time You Make Homemade Pizza
Pizza is a food most people typically think of ordering out -- but you can make delicious homemade pizza if you're willing to put in the time. The next time you turn your kitchen into a pizza parlor, try using this multigrain pizza crust as the base for your pies. Made with oat and whole wheat flour, it is high in fiber and rich in flavor. Just make sure you plan ahead -- it has to rest in the refrigerator overnight before you can use it.
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Combine the yeast, sugar, and 1/2 cup water in a mixing bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes; it should become frothy.
- Stir the salt into the all-purpose flour. Then, add it to the mixing bowl along with the remaining water and olive oil.
- Turn your mixer to medium speed, and beat for 30 seconds.
- Add the oat flour to the bowl. Start the mixer slowly to avoid splashing the flour, and then bring it up to medium speed. Mix for 1 minute.
- Change your mixer over to the dough hook attachment.
- With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the whole wheat flour, mixing until a uniform dough ball forms.
- Turn the mixer to medium speed to knead for 5 minutes.
- Remove the dough from the mixing bowl, and transfer it to a large, lightly-oiled bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it rest in a warm, dry place for 2 hours.
- Punch the dough down to remove the air, and then re-cover it with fresh plastic wrap. Place it in the refrigerator to rest overnight.
- Remove the bowl from the fridge 2 hours before you need it, and let the dough come to room temperature.
- When you're ready to use the dough, cut it in half, and form each half into a ball.
- Let the dough balls rest on lightly greased pizza pans for 20 minutes. Then, shape them into crusts, top them as desired, and bake at 400 F for about 18 - 20 minutes.
If you're having trouble finding oat flour to use in this recipe, you can make your own by grinding rolled oats in the food processor until they're very fine. Enjoy!
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