I don't know why, but I used to be really afraid of using yeast. It was one of my downfalls with baking (and there are certainly many). I wouldn't dare to venture into making breads because I had to use the dreaded yeast. Before, we would make this pizza, just with a pre-made dough instead. When I finally got the courage to buy some yeast, and take a leap of faith with using it, I knew I had to make sure it was an easy recipe for my first bread making experience. Turns out, yeast is nothing to be afraid of, and especially with the way this one is made. The pizza dough is whole wheat flour, mixed with plain flour. Don't be turned off by seeing whole wheat (wholemeal in British baking), because this dough really adds something special to the overall taste of the pizza. Lets take a look at the dough, and then Ill show you how we make our BBQ chicken pizza.
homemade barbecue sauce I showed you earlier in the week, and add desired amount to the base of the pizza.
Wholemeal Pizza Dough: Here is the original recipe from Eating Well
-3/4 cup wholemeal flour
-3/4 plain flour
-1 pkg yeast
-3/4 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp sugar
-1/2-2/3 cup really hot water
-2 tsp olive oil
- Add all of the dry ingredients to a bowl or food processor. Slowly add the wet ingredients, mixing well as you add, until fully combined. If too dry, add more water, and if too wet, add more flour.
-If using food processor, continue to pulse until well kneaded. If using hands, transfer to a well floured surface to knead the dough with your hands for five minutes.
-Cover dough with cling wrap that has been sprayed with non stick spray, or a damp towel, and leave to rise for 20 minutes.
BBQ Chicken Pizza:
-wholemeal pizza dough
-1/4 cup BBQ Sauce (or another desired amount), plus extra for chicken and top of pizza
-1 1/2 cup mix of cheese, mozzarella, cheddar, Parmesan, Gruyere (make your own combo)
-1/4 cup chopped red or brown onion
-2 chicken thighs or 1 chicken breast, chopped and cooked, seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic
-Roll out the pizza dough on a well floured surface and add to a pizza stone or pan.
-Add barbecue sauce to dough, spreading around well
-Cover with cheeses, onion and chicken
-Top with a little extra cheese and barbecue sauce
-Bake in preheated oven at 230C/450F for 15-20 minutes, until done and crispy.
-Eat and enjoy.
Here is the printable recipe. Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon.