Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy
Mary Ann's newest book contains over 150 recipes, 60 gorgeous food photos, and many scenic pictures of Italy taken by Mary Ann on her travels through the years.
1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
2 cups unbleached King Arthur flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 package pizza crust yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water (115°F to 120°F)
1 tablespoon honey or sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
Place a pizza stone on the bottom rack. Preheat the oven to 500°F.
If using a pizza pan or baking sheet, preheat the oven to 475°F.
Combine the flours, salt and yeast in a bowl. Add the water, honey or sugar and olive oil. Combine to make a smooth ball of dough. Place 1 cup of flour in a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Add the yeast, water, salt, honey and olive oil and mix until blended. Add remaining 2 cups of flour and mix until the dough comes together.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead it with your hands for a couple of minutes. Use a bench knife to divide the dough in half.
Just before putting the pizza in to bake, reduce the oven temperature to 375°F.
Work with half of the dough at a time according to individual recipe requirements.
This recipe is featured on show 2114 – Whole Wheat Pizzas.