Perfect Pizza

Perfect Pizza



Approximate prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 small crusts or 1 large

Difficulty level: moderate

2 tablespoons instant yeast*

2 cups ice water

2 cups white whole wheat flour

2 cups unbleached flour

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons ground flax

1 teaspoon salt

Place all ingredients in a Bosch or dough mixer. Knead for 10 minutes. Place overnight in a refrigerator. Allow dough to sit at room temperature for approximately 45 minutes before using. Roll out dough to desired thickness. Top with sauce and favorite toppings. Bake at 450° for approximately 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

 *SAF is a great option. It is an instant yeast that can be added directly to any baked mixture and is available in health food stores in the baking aisle.



Approximate prep time: 30 minutes

Yield: approximately 5 cups of sauce

Difficulty level: easy


2 large garlic cloves, chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 cans Del Monte diced tomatoes with oregano basil and garlic 14 oz each

1 tablespoon pizza seasoning

¼ cup capers

½ cup kalamata olives, chopped

½ cup fresh basil, chopped

2 teaspoons maple syrup

Sauté garlic in olive oil for 1 minute, stirring constantly to avoid burning. Add diced tomatoes, pizza seasoning, capers, olives, basil, and maple syrup. Stir well. Bring to a boil. Allow to boil gently stirring occasionally until sauce thickens, approximately 20 minutes. Be careful not to burn sauce.