Recipes

Breads and Muffins: Breads

Garlic & Herb Pizza Crust

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons water, warm or room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons molasses
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh, finely chopped basil (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh, finely chopped oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon rapid rise or bread machine yeast

Preparation:

  1. Add water, molasses, olive oil, garlic, basil, and oregano to bread machine pan (unless a different order is recommended by manufacturer). Add both types of flour to pan, and add the salt in one of the corners. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the yeast.
  2. Select the DOUGH cycle and press start.
  3. When the dough cycle is complete, about 1 hour
  4. and 40 minutes, divide dough into 4 pieces. Press and stretch each piece out into a circle about 7 inches wide. Top with your desired sauce (pizza sauce or pesto) and toppings (cheese, veggies, etc.)
  5. Bake the mini pizzas in a 400-degree oven until crust is golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.

Yield:
4 servings

Nutritional Information:
Per serving (crust only): 250 calories, 7 g protein, 45 g carbohydrate, 5.5 g fat, .8 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 4.5 g fiber, 538 mg sodium. Calories fat: 19%.

© 2007 Elaine Magee
© 2007 WebMD Inc.


Last Editorial Review: 11/7/2007