Wholesome Wholemeal Pizzas

Being ill at home is no joy, and to be socially responsible, I can't step out of my house! :(
So, I had to rest and drink more water, rest and drink more water!

Feeling slightly better, and just don't want to laze around too much, I decided to make dinner for the family today. Even though I knew that I don't have enough ingredients for pizzas, I still decided on pizzas. Having learnt that there is a wholemeal version of the pizza from Grace previously, I decided to try it. I also tried my hand at making the pizza paste from scratch, with some reference from here.
Here is sharing how I made the Wholesome wholemeal pizzas.

Wholemeal Pizza Base Recipe, modified from Kitchen Corner.

Ingredients
100g Bread flour
100g Wholemeal flour
10g Caster sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2tsp Instant dry yeast
110g Water.
10g Olive oil

Method:
1. Mix all the ingredients together, except olive oil.
2. Knead until they become a crumbly consistency, then add in 10g olive oil.
3. Continue to knead until smooth springy soft dough.
4. Cover it with cling film and let it rest for 1 hour.
5. Divide the dough up into two equal portion let them rest for 15 minutes.
6. Roll out the doughs onto two round greased pans.
7. Then spread the pizza sauce onto the pizza dough then sprinkle with some freshly grated cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese.
8. Add your toppings and sprinkle again with mozzarella cheese.
9. Bake the pizza at the lowest rack in the oven at 220C preheated oven for 10 minutes.
10. Then reduce the temperature to 190C and transfer to the centre rack and continue baking for another 10mins.

Pizza Paste Recipe
Ingredients:
7 medium Tomatoes, cut
A few cloves of garlic, cut
Fresh basil leaves
Some olive oil

 Methods:
1. Heat the olive oil in a tall saucepan, then add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

2. Do not allow the garlic to brown. Add the tomatoes and basil leaves and bring to a boil.
3. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid cooks out.
4. When there is still some liquid left in the pan, carefully puree the sauce using a hand-held blender.
5. Bring it back to a boil, and continue simmering until desired consistency.
6. Let it cool, sieved out the tomatoes (if there is still too much water), then spread on pizza dough.

Pizza Toppings
Pizza 1:
Minced meat and spinach
Pizza 2:
1 can of tuna, 1 small red onion and spinach

I love my tomatoes with lots of basil leaves. Ever since I started using basil leaves for my salads, I've fallen in love with (sweet) basil leaves, truly truly in love! I'm so glad my family love the pizzas. Maybe they were hungry?

17 comments:

ReeseKitchen said...
July 20, 2010 at 9:51 PM

Oh dear Jane, how are you? Take more rest and get well soon..;)
You still have the energy to make this pizza, you are a great mum! If I'm sick, I'll definetely go for "ta-pao"..;p Hope you'll get well soon and more bakes coming up!

busygran said...
July 20, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Hope you are better now! A good rest will do you good. Great-looking pizza!

Cook.Bake.Love said...
July 20, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Get well soon.

Wholemeal pizza sounds great, definitely more healthy.

Passionate About Baking said...
July 20, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Hi,
Thank you everyone! It's so heart-warming to know that there are blogger friends like you who sends your well wishes to me. :)
For that, I'll definitely take good care of myself and get well soon!
Thanks Reese, busygran and Angel.

Honey Bee Sweets said...
July 20, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Take good care and rest plenty. So good of you to still bake for such a delicious pizza for your family! 母爱万岁!

Clare @ Mrs Multitasker said...
July 20, 2010 at 11:55 PM

Oh no Jane you too! I've been super ill for over two weeks =( THink LK from food-4tots has been unwell too. This weather is just not good!

The pizza looks very hearty. Did you prefer that the crust was wholemeal?

Happy Homebaker said...
July 21, 2010 at 7:23 AM

Hi Jane, hope you are fully recovered by now, take care!
I have tried making this wholemeal pizza, it is very delicious :)

Jess @ Bakericious said...
July 21, 2010 at 7:56 AM

Hi Jane, take care and get well soon. The pizza looks so delish!

Passionate About Baking said...
July 21, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Hi HBS,
Thanks! Just thought I can do some preparation and baking. Only realised I became more tired after that. :(

Hi Clare,
Oh dear, at least you have recovered now. But nowadays, illness sure takes a long time to recover. :( It's either the virus are getting stronger or human beings are getting weaker with all those chemical intakes. Actually I like the wholemeal crust. There is something to chew on. :P

Hi HHB,
Thanks. Yes, I love this crust too! It's really nice and crusty!

Hi Jess,
Thanks. You should try the pizza too!

Kitchen Corner said...
July 22, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Hi Jane,
Hope you have recovered! Please take care! Your pizzas look very very delicious! Glad you try out the recipe and testified it for me, cheers!

Passionate About Baking said...
July 22, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Hi Grace,
Thanks! I'm still in the mist of recovering. :(
Thanks for your wonderful recipe, the wholemeal pizza base was really good! :) Will use it in future for all my pizza bakes!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...
July 22, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Hi Jane, hope you are feeling better. Thank you for the very nice comments you left... but I have to clarify that I am really not very talented in the cooking department. I just like to try new and different things, that's all :) Don't eat so much pizza, although they look good. You should eat porridge. 柴鱼花生粥!

Passionate About Baking said...
July 22, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Hi Shirley,
Thanks for dropping by. :)
Oh, I really love your bakes and cooks. They are really delicious! You are so adventurous to experiment new food!
Oh, I didn't take too much pizza. Had more salad though. Thanks for your concern.

Kitchen Corner said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Hi Jane,
Hope you have recovered! Please take care! Your pizzas look very very delicious! Glad you try out the recipe and testified it for me, cheers!

Jess @ Bakericious said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Hi Jane, take care and get well soon. The pizza looks so delish!

Cook.Bake.Love said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Get well soon.

Wholemeal pizza sounds great, definitely more healthy.

busygran said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Hope you are better now! A good rest will do you good. Great-looking pizza!

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