Brown Bread Pizza Dough, Sauce and my very boring toppings

As I have mentioned before, I don’t make pizza very often but when the craving hits, I am obliged to satisfy it. Β On this occasion, to keep with my theme of brown bread, I thought it apt to make a brown bread base – result: equally as scrumity and just a teensy bit healthier – bargain. πŸ™‚

Brown Bread Pizza Dough, Sauce and Toppings



1 cup brown bread flour
1tsp instant yeast
Β½Β tsp salt
1tsp sugar
5ml olive oil
Β½Β cup warm water

Tomato Sauce

30ml tomato paste
10ml olive oil
2.5ml dried oregano
2.5ml sugar


1Β½ cups cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese grated
2 garlic cloves crushed
4 big white button mushrooms thinly sliced
4 rashers bacon diced
3 pieces spring onion chopped
Dried oregano


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add the oil and water and mix to combine. Β The mixture will still be quite sticky.
  3. Place the dough on a floured surface and gently knead for 5 minutes. Β You may need to add a little more flour over the top of the dough to prevent it sticking to your fingers.
  4. Place the dough in a clean bowl and cover with a cloth and set aside in a warm spot until the dough is double in size.
  5. Lightly punch down the dough and roll it out as thinly as desired directly onto a piece of tin foil which has been sprayed with non stick spray and transfer to a baking tray.
  6. Preheat the oven to 220Β°C.
  7. Spread the tomato sauce over the base followed by the cheese, garlic, mushrooms, bacon and spring onion.
  8. Sprinkle over the oregano and bake for 10 -12 minutes.

50 thoughts on “Brown Bread Pizza Dough, Sauce and my very boring toppings

  1. Your crust looks gorgeous Mandy! We’ve been using whole grain flours for a while for pizza crust and I think the trick is to keep it thin – delish!! (Your toppings sound pretty fab to me too – not boring in the least! ;-)).

  2. Boring? Are you kidding me? I’m not one for pizza with gourmet toppings or odd combinations. When I want those ingredients, I’ll have them as they were meant to be served and not on a pizza! You can serve this when I visit and I’ll be one very happy guest. πŸ™‚

  3. I haven’t had pizza in forever. What is wrong with me? THIS pizza looks scrumity πŸ™‚ and I love that it’s “a teensy bit healthier” so I won’t feel bad about eating more of it. I’m thinking this might have to be Friday’s dinner. Hubby will love this. Thanks for this recipe Mandy! xo

    • I am so sorry for such a late response! I was unable to connect to the internet until now. Yes, this makes one pizza base. You could always make your bases smaller and get to out of the dough. Thank you for stopping by and have a super day. πŸ™‚

  4. It was super yummy! You just forgot to list the oil in the ingredient list for the dough which caused a bit of confusion on my side. Thank you!

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