2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour 1/4 cup wheat gluten 1 package rapid rise yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt, optional 1 1/4 cup hot water
Put all ingredients in bread machine. Stop machine after first kneading. Let dough rest 15 minutes, then spread out in pizza pan. Add sauce and toppings. Use only plant food. Remember also olives are 99% fat free.
If making without bread machine, knead full 15 - 20 minutes by hand. Let dough rest 15 minutes at least, then spread out in pizza pan. Add sauce and desired toppings. Bake at 450 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes.
You don't want hot water but you DO want warm water. Don't use cold water as someone else said. Make sure your yeast is "alive" by testing some with some warm water. Also make sure the yeast doesn't touch the salt or sugar when you initially put it in the machine. It will obviously touch them as it mixes but pour them in separate.
Chef J November 29, 2012 COMMENT: Never use HOT water with yeast - I use cold water but if in a hurry use warm water. Salt is not optional.
Bridget October 6, 2012 REVIEW:
We tried this recipe and the dough didn't rise after letting it sit for
15 minutes. Any suggestions?