Light Wheat Pizza Dough

         Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Pizza

1 Env active dry yeast 1 1/2 c Lukewarm water 3 1/4 c Unbleached flour (approx.) 1/2 c Whole wheat flour 1/3 c Cornmeal, preferably stone -ground 1 1/2 ts Salt 2 tb Olive oil In a large bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water; stir to combine. Let stand for 5 minutes. With a wooden spoon, beat in 1 1/2 cups of the unbleached flour, the whole wheat flour, and the cornmeal. Beat vigorously for 1 minute. Cover with plastic wrap. Set the sponge aside in a warm, draft-free place for 10 minutes. Stir in the salt and olive oil. Add the remaining unbleached flour, 1/2 cup at a time until you have a soft, kneadable dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead vigorously for 8 minutes, using sprinkles of flour to prevent sticking. You should have a soft, smooth, and elastic dough. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl; turn to coat; cover. Set aside in a warm, draft-free spot until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Makes enough dough for one large pizza. [1001 HOME IDEAS; January 1991] Posted by Fred Peters.