This may not be a very fancy pizza but I can tell you it was a delicious one. I had very little to do with this, my ten year old took the reins and she was off. The dough, thanks to Ina Garten, is a dream. It's particularly useful for people like me, who have an irrational fear of anything made with yeast. This works - beautifully - and you don't have to hang around for hours and hours to wait for it to rise, just 30 minutes. Honestly, this is a win, win.
As far as topping are concerned, the world's your oyster - Katie went for the traditional and it was magic!
2 jars of your very favorite tomato sauce.
Fresh basil or oregano
Pizza dough, adapted from Ina Garten's "Parties!" Cookbook.
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
2 1/2 cups of white wholewheat pastry flour
1 1/4 cups warm water
2 packets of dried yeast
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoon olive oil
pinch of salt
To make the dough pour the dried yeast into the warm water, honey and olive oil.
Place 2 cups white wholewheat flour and 1 cup all purpose flour in a mixing bowl with a dough hook and mix together.
Pour the yeast mixture into the flour mixture and mix for a few minutes, add another 1/2 cup of white wholewheat and 1/2 cup of all purpose flour and mix until the dough is elastic, approx 10 minutes.
Transfer the dough to a well oiled bowl and cover with a tea towel. Leave to rise for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes halve the dough and roll into two large circles. Place on a large baking pan. Cover with the tea towel and leave for 10 minutes.
Place the desired toppings onto the pizza and place into the oven for approx 20 minutes.