It’s a grey, rainy day here in Chester. The only good thing about this is the hours sat trying to get my head around immunology aren’t quite as painful when the sun isn’t shining.
When I’m sat here all day
it’s the little things in life that make you laugh, such as my breakfast this morning -
A whole wheat bagel with peanut butter and rhubarb and ginger jam, plus a banana.
Whole wheat bagels are my food of the moment. I eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks. My house mate has never eaten a bagel? Our local supermarket now sells some kind of bagel thins, but I’m doubtful they compare!
I want to share a super easy, healthy pizza recipe with you. Pizza is an integral part of university. Late night pizzas, hung over pizzas, microwave pizzas. Most are expensive and full of junk. This pizza dough is super easy to make and uses whole wheat flour. I originally used this pizza recipe, and it is amazing. My boyfriend declared it the best pizza crust he’s ever eaten (and he’s eaten a lot!) However I wanted to make it 100% whole grain.
It does taste quite bready, but it gets crusty and chewy and is delicious.
Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
Adapted from this recipe.
- 1.5 cups of warm water
- 1 packet of instant yeast (28pence for two packets in my local morrissons)
- 4 cups whole wheat flour
- Olive oil
Mix the warm water and yeast together. Then add the flour and salt, and mix it all together until a dough starts to form. Tip it on to the worktop, and knead for a couple of minutes, drizzle on a tbsp. or so of olive oil (or any oil) and knead for a few more minutes until it’s quite stretchy. Put it back in the bowl with a tea towel over it and leave for an hour (I must admit, I can never wait this long). I usually cut the dough in to two, and feed one half to a hungry house mate. But you could put it in a freezer back and freeze/chill for use another time. Roll it out with a rolling pin (or wine bottle if like us, you don’t have one.)
Also, I use cups because I got some in poundland for a pound (shocker!) but you can use a mug and if the dough gets a bit sticky add a bit more flour.
Go wild with you toppings and cook in a hot oven, usually for around 20 minutes, or until the edges are nice and crispy.
I made this pizza last night but ate half as leftovers for lunch today. It’s got barbeque sauce, red onion, peppers, sweet corn and mature cheddar. It tasted just as good for lunch!
A packet of yeast is 14p and 1.5kilos of wholemeal flour around £1.30. This recipe probably uses around 500g of flour, so it’s about 55pence for 2 large pizza crusts. Loads cheaper, and infinitely healthier than a domino’s!