How to make it

  • for the dough

  • In a large bowl, combine the yeast, honey, and warm water. Let stand until the yeast becomes foamy, about 5 minutes. Add in the salt and 2 Tbsp olive oil.
  • In a small bowl, combine the whole wheat and bread flours. Add the flour mixture to the large bowl, a bit at a time, working it in with your hands (your could use a stand mixer for this). If the dough seems dry, add more water (only 1 Tbsp at a time); if it seems too sticky, add more flour (only 1 Tbsp at a time). You want your dough to be smooth and elastic.
  • Once the dough comes together, knead it on a floured surface for a minute, then form it into a ball. Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit!
  • The dough will have doubled in size; punch it down and turn it out onto a floured surface. Stretch the dough out into a long cylinder and cut it into 3 equal pieces. Cover and let rest for another 10 minutes (it will be easier to work with).
  • Roll one piece of dough out on a floured surface into a circle; the thinner you roll it out, the crispier the pizza crust will be (about 1/8 thick is good).
  • for the pesto

  • Pulse the basil, pine nuts, garlic, & parm in a food processor until it starts to form a paste. Add in the olive oil, a bit at a time, until you get a smooth, but still thick consistency (it should still stick to a spoon). Season with salt and pepper, to taste...if you're a cheese fanatic like me, you may even add more parm ;)
  • Spread the pesto in an even layer over the rolled out dough. Layer the mozzarella and tomatoes any way you like, topping it off with some parm. Fold over the edges of the dough and brush with olive oil. Bake on a pizza stone or baking sheet for 12-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melty and the crust is golden!

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  • DetroitTokyo 9 years ago
    your family is very lucky! I would kill for a slice :) So simple but everything from scratch, pretty impressive! I'll give this a whirl but I have bad luck with bread dough, so we'll see..
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  • chuckieb 9 years ago
    That is one gorgeous pizza. Great post!
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  • pleclare 9 years ago
    Woo Hoo!
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  • sckewer 9 years ago
    If you happen to have a blow torch, you could caramelize the cheese, heck while you're doing that, throw some parm or romano on and then torch it.
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  • luisascatering 9 years ago
    Ooooh, love how the cheese ooooozes from one part of the pizza!

    p.s. God bless ya for making your own pesto too! :-)
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  • kristopher 9 years ago
    Oh hell yes. I'm a margherita man myself, but absolutely love pesto. AWESOME post.
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