Making Pizza in a BLENDER???

For those of you who follow or blog or our Facebook page, you will know that Julie is very into the whole “healthy food storage” thing and I tend to have a weakness for yummy treats. (Julie does admit her addiction to cadbury mini eggs though).

Well I have been trying to make small steps to healthier eating and one thing I’m doing pretty well at is making my green smoothies almost every day. They are yummy and easy and it makes me feel good that I’m getting tons of fruits and veggies into my diet. If this is something that is important to you, you may have already bought (or are planning to buy) a heavy duty super blender. If this is the case, this is some exciting news. You can actually GRIND WHEAT in your blinder (without liquid) so you can start using your wheat in your every day cooking even if you haven’t been able to purchase a wheat grinder yet. Yay!

I bought my refurbished Blendtec last year during a sweet Black Friday sale and I was surprised by the fact that I ended up using this appliance nearly every day (sometimes twice a day). Well the other day I was in a rush to make pizza and I remembered that I had seen a bread dough recipe in my manual. I decided to try to make my pizza dough in the blender to save time on pulling out a wheat grinder since my blender was already on my counter. Plus I was curious. Here is a rundown of the experiment.

Measured in the wheat kernels

I mixed all of the other ingredients in a separate bowl and then poured them in.
This is the pizza recipe I use, it’s delish!

Pizza dough ready for the pan

YUMMMMMMY!

The only problem was it seemed like a bit of the dough surrounding the blender blades got partially cooked from the heat of the blades so I pulled that part off and the rest of the dough was just fine. I’ll let you in on another little secret too. I was experimenting with freeze dried mozzarella cheese for this meal as well and the family didn’t even know any different. But more about that another day :)

p.s. If you are drooling over a blender, Blendtec is Jodi’s favorite!

  • Sarah

    The only pizza dough recipe I have ever used has you make the dough in a food processor.
    That’s pretty cool that you can grind your wheat in your Blendtec.
    I’d like to hear more about the freeze dried mozzarella cheese! I’ve been wondering how you could reconstitute it without it going all slimy.

  • Ourfamily

    how did you know how much of the wheat kernals to start with? looks yummy

    • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

      The recipes in the Blendtec manual tell you exact amounts. I did 1 cup of
      wheat for 1 1/4 cups flour. That works out pretty well.