Due to the nature of whole wheat flour, the entire process requires addiditonal hydration and patience. Even my friend Peter Reinhart explained. how difficult the entire step by step procedure of making whole wheat pizza dough can be.
Our Whole Wheat expert Jon. F. seems to have this process down.
Jon F.'s Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
3/4 cup King Arthur whole wheat flour or equiv.
3/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached white flour or equiv.
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon yeast
2/3 cup iced water
- Mix all ingredients in a Kitchenaid mixer until blended, (Recommend: KitchenAid KP26M1XNP Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer, Nickel PearlStand Mixers)
- Knead mixture on floured board for a few minutes.
- Put in oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap before putting in refrigerator for and 18 to 24 hour cold fermentation.
- Take out about one half hour before using.
The most important step of making dough for Jon F. is the cold ferment used to proof the dough.
In this video, Jon explains the entire process.