Pizza Dough

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let sit until creamy; about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir the olive oil and salt.
  3. Stir in the whole wheat flour and 3 cups of normal flour into the yeast mixture (so, the first 4 cups). Mix in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time (thus, four times), stirring well after each addition.
  4. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
  5. Lightly oil a large mixing bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and put in a warm place to rise until doubled in volume; about 1 hour. Let it stay longer for fluffier dough.
  6. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into three equal pieces and form into rounds. Cover the rounds and let them rest for about 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 450-500o F.
  7. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into the desired shape, cover it with your favorite toppings and bake for 10-20 minutes or until the crust and cheese are golden brown.