Quinoa Pizza Dough

Ingredients:

1  1/4 cups very warm water

1 tbsp active dry yeast

1 tbsp honey

2 to 2 1/2  cups bread flour

1 tspn kosher salt

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 tspn extra-virgin olive oil

1  1/2  cups quinoa flour

Preparation:

  1. Place the warm water in a large bowl.  Stir in the yeast, honey, and 1 cup bread flour.  Let sit in a warm place until foamy, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in the salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and quinoa flour.  Gradually add the remaining bread flour, 1/2  cup at a time, until the dough forms a slightly sticky ball.  Turn out onto a well-floured work surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.  Add more flour if needed.  The dough will be slightly sticky.  Form into a ball.
  3. Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil into a clean bowl.  Place the ball of dough in the bowl, turning to coat with oil.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm place until nearly doubled in size, about 1 hour.  Use in your favorite pizza or calzone recipe.

Makes dough for one 12-inch pizza.

Recipe courtesy of Quinoa Cuisine by Jessica Harlan and Kelley Sparwasser