Quick Pink Pizza Dough

I’ve made a red/pink pizza dough in the past.  And while I still love that recipe, I often want pizza to be a quick meal (and therefore forget to start the dough early enough!)   So, I thought it was high time we had a super quick (less than 15 minutes) flatbread pizza dough with all that lovely color and nutrition that comes from beets! 

Seriously, I am in love with the color that pureed beets gives to dough. Love. It!  Honestly, you can do wrong here…Valentine’s Day or not.

Quick Beet Pizza Dough

1 tbsp active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (around 115 degrees F)
1 tsp honey
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
½ cup beet puree

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

In the bowl of stand mixer, combine the yeast, water, and honey.  Whisk to combine.  Let the mixture rest for about 2 minutes or until it begins to foam a bit.

Add in the salt, olive oil, flours, and beets.  Mix the ingredients with the paddle until combined, then switch to the dough hook and knead on low speed for 5-7 minutes or until the dough forms a smooth ball.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.  Cut the dough in half and roll into two thin rounds (or hearts for Valentine’s Day!) 

Move to pizza pans coated with a sprinkling of corn meal.  Pierce each round several times with a fork and cover with sauce, cheese, and desired toppings.  Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the cheese is melted.


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