- 1 cup Whole wheat flour
- 2 cups Bread flour (bread flour has more gluten in it than regular flour, you can buy it on the same aisle as regular flour)
- 1 1/4 cups warm water
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 1/2 tsp yeast
- corn meal (for sprinkling)
- 1 tsp salt
So first, stir together 2 1/2 tsp yeast (or one package), 1 tsp honey, and 1/2 cup warm water (I lamely used a mixing bowl, but you should use your kitchen aid bowl. If I could possibly ever read the directions all the way through before I start a recipe I would have done that!):
Then, add 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 tsp salt, and 3/4 cup warm water. Then, put in the rest of the flour mixture and turn on the mixer and knead it with the dough hook:
Now, I kept an eye on the dough, and had to add quite a bit of extra flour, at least 1/4- 1/3 cup to make the dough pull away from the sides and climb the dough hook. So watch the dough for a bit to see if you need extra flour. (Christopher and I were doing his history reading while I measured stuff, so I may have just initially measured the flour wrong, who knows........)
After you knead the dough for about 5 minutes, put the dough into an oiled bowl (I used olive oil) and turn it once to coat. Then let it rise for about 30-40 minutes. It will double:
So you need to set a few things up to get ready to roll out the dough. You need to get out two baking sheets and sprinkle them with cornmeal, and get a board to roll the dough on, and liberally flour it. Flour the rolling pin too.
Now, you need to divide the dough into 8 pieces. Then, what I did was sort of pat each one into a circle with my hands, like this:
Then you want to cover them with a kitchen towel (or you probably could use saran wrap- just lay it on top, don't wrap it around the baking sheet) and let them sit for 30 minutes.
I also think they would be excellent as a pizza crust, just throw on some sauce, cheese, and a few veggies and bake it until the cheese melts! I had a few just with hummus as a snack, they are great!