Easy whole wheat mini cheese pizzas...

This recipe is extremely easy and one I turn to on a busy day when the last thing I want to do is spend hours in the kitchen. Not only are these healthier than delivery pizza but they can be served hot straight out of the oven in just about the same time it takes you to receive your order in. Give them a go, your kids will love them.

Easy Pizza sauce

1 large tomato (grated)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon tomato paste
3 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 to 2 cups shredded mozzarella or triple pizza cheese blend (Topping)

Cut your tomato in half and grate in a cheese grater by hand, holding the tomato tight and making sure only the flesh goes through the grater. Heat the oil in a pan over medium low heat, add your garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the grated tomato and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the tomato juices have reduced a bit. Add the oregano, bay leaf, salt, pepper, and mix to combine. Add the water and tomato paste and cook for approximately 10 minutes or until the water is reduced and it has the consistency of a thick marinera sauce. Set aside to cool.

Easy wholewheat pizza dough

2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup lukewarm water
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons yeast

In a large bowl sift your flour, sugar, and salt. Set aside. Add 2 tablespoons of water into a small bowl with a pinch of sugar, sprinkle the yeast on top and allow it to proof for 3 to 5 minutes or until foam appears. In a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook add the remainder of your water, olive oil, and 1/2 of your dry ingredients. Set the speed to medium high and mix until the mix appears creamy and lump free. Add the yeast and mix to combine. Slowly add the remainder of your flour until a dough forms. If the dough is still sticking to the bowl, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time until it comes together.

Transfer the dough onto an oiled surface and kneed for 2 minutes. Form the dough into a round and place in an oiled bowl, turn the dough over making sure its all covered in oil to prevent from sticking to the bowl and forming a skin. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and allow it to rise for 30 to 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

Using a fist, deflate the dough in the center and cut it into 6 equal-sized pieces Form the dough pieces into 6 balls and place over a flat surface floured with cornmeal or flour. Roll the balls into 6 equal pizza rounds and cover for 15 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 370* F and place a non stick baking pan on the bottom rack of your oven. Once the oven and pan are preheated. Brush the surface of each pizza with oilive oil and add 1 tablespoon of sauce per pizza sprinkle each pizza with a desired amount of cheese and carefully transfer to your preheated baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until golden on the bottom. To obtain a golden cheese topping place under the broiler for 2minutes.

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