Making pizza dough is quick and easy in a food processor. You won't spend a lot of unnecessary time and energy kneading the dough. Whole wheat flour makes this tasty pizza crust a healthy and delicious choice. This crust bakes up perfectly in a toaster oven.
1 package or 2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
1/4 teaspoon of sugar
1/2 cup of warm (but not hot) water
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
1 1/4 to 1 3/4 cups of whole grain wheat flour
Combine the water, sugar and yeast in your food processor work bowl fitted with a dough blade. The sugar helps "wake up" the yeast, giving them something to eat. In a couple of minutes you should see a few bubbles appear. This means the yeast is ready.
Add 1 cup of the whole grain wheat flour, the sea salt and extra virgin olive oil. Pulse a few times to combine. Add another 1/4 of flour and pulse a few times again. If the dough starts to clean the sides of the bowl and form a ball in the center, you don't need any more flour. If not, add a little more and try again. After a ball is formed, switch the food processor to "on" and let run 1 minute to knead the dough.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, turning over to grease the top. Cover. Let the dough rise for in a warm place until it is doubled in size (about one hour.) Punch dough down.
Grease a 14 inch pizza pan with olive oil. Press dough across bottom of pan. Add sauce and toppings as desired. Bake in your toaster oven at 475° F for 15 to 20 minutes. The close proximity to the heating elements helps the toaster oven to cook up a crispier crust than you would get in a traditional oven.