This Spent Grain Pizza Dough is made by our friends from TeamNutrition. It is perfect for providing a considerable source of fiber and is easy to freeze!
Servings 6 (2 x 12" dough or 6 individual dough)
Prep time 25 min
Cooking time 15 min
Rise 2 hrs
- 1 ½ cups (375 ml ) warm water (see Notes)
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) sugar
- 2 tsp (10 ml) active dry yeast (about 1 packet)
- ¼ cup (60 ml) Ground Spent Grain Flour
- 2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil
- ½ tsp (2.5 ml) salt
- 2 cups (500 ml) white flour + for the work surface
- 1 ¾ cups (425 ml) whole wheat flour
1. In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water, stirring until no sugar crystals remain. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and mix gently. Let the yeast work for about 15 minutes until a foam forms on the surface.
2. Add the spent grain flour, olive oil and salt and mix.
3. Add, one cup at a time, the flours while mixing. With your hands, form a ball of dough. On a floured work surface, knead the dough for about 10 minutes, flouring if the dough sticks to your fingers (see Tips).
4. In a large, lightly oiled bowl, place the dough ball. Cover with a clean, damp cloth and place in a warm place for about 2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size (see Tips).
5. Cut the ball of dough in 2 or in 6 if you want to make individual pizzas. At this point, you can freeze the dough or use it immediately to form pizza crusts.
6. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C)
7. For each ball of dough: Form a disk. With both fists, press down in the center, then out to push air to the edges. Then, hold one side of the dough with one hand, then with the other hand, gently pull outward to stretch it. Turn dough and repeat to stretch all sides. Transfer to a pizza pan.
8. Top with sauce, toppings of your choice and cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the crust is firm and the cheese is melted and slightly toasted.
You can also knead the dough in a stand mixer with the hook attachment.
An ideal place to rise the dough is in a turned off oven with the light on or in a microwave oven with the door ajar to leave the light on.
The water should be about 30°C (90°F). For this amount of water, it takes about 45 seconds in the microwave at maximum power.
Can be kept 1 day in the refrigerator or 2 months in the freezer in an airtight container or bag.