My hand pain has been pretty darn bad lately so the idea of making their whole wheat dough with ground flax seed for the crust of our favourite pizza was too much for me but letting my breadmaker do the work? Oh yeah…
I will list the ingredients in the order they go into the breadmaker, since when I made it for the first time I did it incorrectly, LOL.
You begin with 2/3 cup of very warm (but not hot) water.
Add 2 tsp of liquid honey and 2 tsp olive oil.
You are also supposed to add 1/2 tsp of salt next but I obviously did not! Not to worry, the world did not end.
Add 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 2 tbsp of ground flax seed. Top with 2 1/4 tsp of traditional yeast. (The recipe calls for quick yeast but I wasn’t in a hurry.)
Put the breadmaker on dough cycle and an hour and a half later you have a beautiful fluffy dough that immediately starts to deflate when you take it out of the machine! I barely had a second to photograph it before it collapsed completely.
I have to say this was the first time I used the breadmaker I did not have to add extra water for the dough to come together. The portioning for me was perfect! (Impressive…)
Make the Pizza
Then roll out the dough and make your favourite pizza!
Six minutes per side, put the toppings on and broil. Easy!
The dough rose quite a bit, I was super impressed. I thought it might end up being a very thin crust but no, not at all.
It was super delicious though. Reg had no idea it was a healthy crust as he was eating it. I actually enjoyed the earthiness to it and feeling less guilty eating one of our favourite nostalgic dinners.
Thank you Podleski sisters for your inspiration! I think this is going to be my go-to pizza dough recipe from now on. Healthy, easy and delicious? You ladies rock!