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The whole story on whole wheat pizza crusts

With an increased interest in whole grain foods, it seems like a whole wheat crust would be a customer-pleasing move. But before adding whole wheat flour to your current crust recipe, keep these points in mind:

  • Using only whole wheat flour will result in a very dense crust with a strong flavor.
  • Try replacing 20 to 40 percent of your white flour with whole wheat flour.
  • Increase the amount of water used and add a sweetener to balance flavor.
  • Decrease mix times and increase time for dough to hydrate.
  • There will be less fermentation and the dough will have a shorter shelf life.

Overall, it’s best to adapt your current crust recipe by experimenting with increasing percentages of whole wheat flour. You can also get our basic wheat-style pizza dough recipe created by the Doughminators™.