Get the family together for a fun night at home making healthier homemade pizza. Set out a fun topping bar and let everyone choose their favorites. They’ll love the wheat germ-infused crust. The sauce recipe makes extra—freeze some for the next time you make pizza or use it on pasta another night.
Makes 2 large pizzas
1 1-ounce envelope active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 cup warm water
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups bread flour, plus more for rolling out dough
1/2 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
Sauce (Makes about 3 cups)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small yellow onion, diced (about 1 cup)
2 small cloves garlic, sliced
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes with basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 cup sauce
6 ounces shredded fresh mozzarella cheese
Optional: Additional toppings of your choice
To make dough, pour yeast and sugar in large bowl. Add warm water and stir yeast until dissolved. Let sit 3 to 5 minutes until yeast bubbles. Stir in 1 cup flour, wheat germ and salt until combined. Add more flour if dough is sticky.
When dough comes together and becomes too hard to mix, flour hands and form dough into a ball. Remove dough ball from bowl and knead by rolling it backward and forward. Repeat for about 10 minutes until you have a smooth, springy, soft dough.
Add 1 teaspoon olive oil to clean bowl and place dough in bowl. Cover with kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let double in size, about 45 minutes.
While dough is rising, make sauce. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in medium pot. Add onions and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until translucent. Add tomatoes and oregano, bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. (If you like a smooth sauce, once sauce is cooled a bit, place in food processor or blender, or use an immersion blender to create desired consistency.)
To make pizza, preheat oven to 500° F. Place pizza stone, if using, in oven and let it get hot for at least 15 minutes. If not using stone, heat large cookie sheet in oven before placing dough on it.
Punch dough down and divide in half. Add some flour to board or table and roll dough out to desired thickness.
Carefully place rolled out pizza dough on hot pizza stone or cookie sheet greased with 1 teaspoon oil. Top with 1/2 cup sauce, 3 ounces cheese and any other desired toppings. Place in oven and cook 10 to 12 minutes or until pizza is golden and crispy. Repeat with other dough half, greasing pizza stone or cookie sheet with 1 teaspoon oil. Add dough and toppings and place back in oven for 10 to 12 minutes (cooking time will vary depending on thickness of crust).