Making your own pizza dough so you can enjoy a healthy pizza. I love using spelt its an ancient grain that that does contain gluten, however a healthy form of what we know as gluten today. Gluten has become this evil entirety when the real problem is the types of gluten products we are consuming and the amount we are consuming. More on this in a later post and will also be spoken about at the healthy eating workshop. Unless of course you have a condition called celiac disease, where any gluten damages the villi in the digestive system. You could use buckwheat as an alternative gluten free option.
Spelt contains high levels of minerals a vitamins as well as a high fibre content.
Makes 2 medium/large pizzas or 4 small pizzas.
2 cups Organic Wholemeal spelt flour
7g dry yeast
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon coconut sugar
1 teaspoon salt
step 1: Had the warm water, yeast and sugar into a bowl, over and leave until the yeast bubbles around 10 mins.
Step 2: Add the flour, salt and olive oil combine well and then knead the dough for about 5 mins, this may require extra flour if the dough is sticking to your hands.
Step 3: leave the dough in the bowl with a little extra flour so it doesn't stick to the side when it raises and leave it covered with a tea towel in a warm place for about 40 mins or until doubled in size in summer this can happen in 10-20mins.
Step 4: Knead again before dividing and rolling out with a pin into pizzas ( my need extra flour again).
Use sa pizza trays and add your sauce and toppings. Bake with topping around 15-25mins depending on toppings and oven.