Quick Honey Pizza Base

    25 minutes

    This is a super quick pizza base - you don't have to let it rise for more than a few minutes. Use with your favourite pizza toppings.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 cup warm water
    • 250g wholemeal flour
    • 4 tablespoons wheatgerm
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and honey in warm water and let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
    3. In a large bowl combine flour, wheatgerm and salt. Make a well in the centre and add yeast and honey mixture. Stir well to combine. Cover and set in a warm place to rise for a few minutes.
    4. Roll dough out to desired shape on a floured baking tray and poke a few holes in it with a fork to help it crisp.
    5. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, or until desired crispiness is achieved. Top with your favourite pizza toppings and bake until cheese has browned.

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    Wonderful recipe. You'd never know it was healthy! I've found that if I heat a glass of water for a minute in the microwave, the microwave becomes a great place (warm and humid) to stash the dough for rising.  -  08 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is excellent. As written, allow a little time for the dough to rise initially but then allow it to again for another 5-10 minutes on the pan before you bake it. The result is a nice "pan pizza" like crust - GUILT FREE! I agree wholeheartedly with the recommendations to pre-cook at 350 for 15 minutes or more (depending on thickness) and then add toppings and cook again. My husband kept "oohing" and "ahhing" about the crust. I think the honey really makes it. For those of you who mentioned it was tough - perhaps you kneeded it too much. You want to mix with greased hands just until the ingredients are incorporated. We made individual pizzas which was really fun for the kids (ok - and me and hubby too!)  -  04 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made it in my food processor and added a couple swirls of olive oil to make the dough easier to work with... Then I covered the dough and stashed it in the fridge all day. I took it out of the fridge an hour before I wanted to use it to warm it up. Cut it into 4 pieces and rolled it onto parchment, brushed with a touch of olive oil, and baked on a pizza stone at 450 degrees for 3 minutes or so. Then took it out, put some pesto, cheese, tomatoes, and whatever else. Fresh cracked pepper on top, and back on the stone for 4-5 minutes or until the cheese was melty. I will never make white pizza dough again....this was so incredibly good! Love the honey in it!  -  08 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)