Over the past six (!) years that I have been here in this space sharing recipes with you, I’ve learned lots about what foods you all like and what foods you love.  It comes as no surprise that pizza is near the very top of the list of best loved foods for most people.  I’m certainly no exception.  We make pizza at least once every few weeks if not more, and over the past few years we have gotten pretty darn good at making awesome pizza at home.  Having a stellar pizza crust recipe and method have made all the difference, but of course as I continue making more things using whole grains, pizza was clearly something I needed to transition.

Many of you have been asking for a wheat pizza dough recipe for quite some time but to be perfectly honest, I wasn’t sure where to start.  Thankfully King Arthur Flour’s Whole Grain Baking book had a few recipes that gave me a great starting point.  I first tried this dough as 100% whole wheat (using all white whole wheat flour).  While the dough held up well to toppings and tasted great, we found it a bit lacking in texture.  So, I continued to play around with the recipe, experimenting with different proportions of flour and different methods.

The version here has been our favorite of them all, and it’s exactly what I was hoping for.  It uses half white whole wheat flour to provide a nutritional boost, but also uses half bread flour to give the dough that chewy texture we look for in a great pizza.  I fully expect this to become our go-to dough from now on because really, why not?  It’s every bit as good as our old favorite but it’s a bit healthier, and it’s all ready to be dressed up with your favorite toppings.

King Arthur Flour has generously agreed to provide several great giveaways over the course of this whole grain baking series.  Today we are giving away one of my absolute favorite kitchen essentials – a pizza stone, as well as a flour coupon.  Head on over to the giveaway page to enter!  Also, be sure to check out King Arthur Flour’s Whole Grain Baking book and their website for hundreds more reliable whole grain recipes.