Whole Wheat Deep Dish Skillet Pizza – Soft, flavorful, homemade, MILE-HIGH Whole Wheat Pizza Dough topped with tomatoes, delicious herbs and lotsa cheese!
Hey Hey, TGIF! I’m about to woot-woot!! If I could, I would hug Fridays.
Friday Night = Pizza Night!
When we first came to the States, I was about 11 years old, and one thing that I will always remember is that the “American” kids at school were the happiest on Fridays because their Friday-night was Pizza Night. They would talk about it ALL day. I’ll never forget that. I was like, oh wow, every Friday they have pizza?!? What the? Every Friday we had FISH! OR Tavce Gravce.
Don’t be jealous! I’m sure your pizza was just as good. (Please insert sarcasm all over the place. All I wanted was a darn pizza like everyone else!) It’s tough to be an immigrant at that age. 😀
Soooo, deep dish. AND WHOLE WHEAT. All of our pizza dreams are comin’ true!
You know, all it takes is a skillet and too much pizza-dough to make a deep dish pizza? Easy, right? What wasn’t easy was making a whole wheat pizza dough that wasn’t, uhm, nasty. I have no better word than that. Some of those whole wheat thingamajigs really don’t work out.
I tried all kinds of things to make a pizza dough with just whole wheat flour, but it wasn’t having it. My baking skills, I thought, were failing me.
Let me rephrase that. I have no baking skills. I just mess up 154 times and start all over again until I make it right. 😛
Then one day, while staring at my pantry and the 7 bags of different flours, I decided to give this Ultragrain Flour a try. I bought it on a whim and finally found a way to use it.
Well. Lemme tell you. Theee Ultragrain Flour is EXACTLY what this pizza crust needed! Yeah, really!! Shocking, right?
SIDENOTE: No one paid me to say that – I just really, really love the product.
The deal is, I know I can mix up all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour and work out a decent dough, but I wasn’t quite happy with the taste and texture. However, this little game changer gave me exactly what I was looking for. The taste is spot on and the texture is as close to perfect as you can get, in my opinion.
What comes next is the best thing ever… the toppings!
Checkit. I brushed the dough with a crazy little concoction of olive oil with fresh basil, garlic, oregano… heavens.
Then, I layered on the tomato sauce, arranged a few fresh tomato slices on top, sprinkled some cheese all over the place, and voila! We have pizza and IT IZ SO GOOD!
Slice it into thick wedges and inhale it!
Have an awesome weekend!
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