Today is Sunday and that means that I will spend my life poking around on the internet searching for the next great recipe to manipulate while Mr. Schwartz watches 8 games of football at a time. Don't get me wrong, I really love Sundays but football, not so much.
But, do you know what I do love? This whole wheat pizza dough crust. Simply fantastic. It is slightly sweet and since it is whole wheat much better for you than the traditional white dough. Although, I did make this pizza on my birthday and basically canceled everything out with what else, bacon.
This combination of the sweeter wheat crust with smokey bacon and BBQ sauce, unstoppable. I'm not sure how the crust would go with a traditional pizza sauce but, it might be worth a try. I did save half of the crust and I think I will be making it with a cream sauce. Sounds tasty huh?
So today, make this pizza while your significant other, lovie, roommate, dog watches football today. I will be researching and whipping up more things to share with you.
Musical Selection: Deja Vu by: By Beyonce Feat Jay-Z. Just in honor of their little love child Blue Ivy.
But, back to the chicken, I thought it would be a decant birthday treat to cook the chicken in the bacon fat. Turns out, not that great and the calories/fat increased by this method are still sitting on my thighs. Just cook the chicken in a frying pan with a drizzle of canola/olive oil. Then cut it into pieces.
BBQ Chicken Pizza:
1/4 lb bacon
1 chicken breast
1/2 cup BBQ Sauce (Sweet and Spicy Sweet Baby Ray's is our fav)
1 large clove of garlic
3 green onions
1 1/2 mozzerella cheese
Dice the bacon and cook until crispy. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Set aside.
Cook the chicken until no longer pink in the middle. Set aside.
Grate or finely mince the garlic into the BBQ sauce. Set aside.
Prepare the crust (see recipe below). Flatten into a pizza shape on a pizza peel sprinkled with cornmeal. If you don't have a pizza peel, use a large cookie sheet. Assemble pizza: spread BBQ sauce infused with garlic onto the crust, top with the chicken, add cheese, bacon and green onions.
Bake at 400 for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crust is crispy on the bottom.
Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz
Whole Wheat Pizza Crust:
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
- 1 1/4 cups water, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
- Olive oil or cooking spray for greasing the bowl
Place 1/2 cup warm water in a small bowl, add yeast and stir. Let sit for about 5 minutes, or until frothy. Add to the room temperature water and oil and stir.
Place the flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Give it a quick mix. With mixer on low speed, slowly add the liquid ingredients. Mix just until the dough comes together. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes.
Take off the paddle attachment and pop on dough hook. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic, for about 5-10 minutes.
Spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Transfer the dough to the bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and place in a warm spot. Allow to rise for 1 ½-2 hours, or until doubled in volume. The dough is now ready to be used.
This makes enough dough for two to three thin crust pizzas.
Recipe from: Here