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Wild Mushroom & Onion Pizza


Pizza Dough:
3¾ cups lukewarm water
6 packages dry yeast
2 Tbsps. honey
½ cup safflower oil
1 Tbsp. sea salt
7½ cups whole-wheat flour
2¼ to 3 cups soy flour
Vegetable-oil cooking spray, as needed

3 Tbsps. olive oil
1½ lbs. onions, diced
2 Tbsps. chopped garlic
8 cups sliced assorted wild mushrooms (shiitake, oyster, etc.)
2 Tbsps. chopped fresh thyme

1. For the pizza dough: Pour the water into a mixing bowl, add the yeast and stir until dissolved. Stir in honey, oil, salt and flours and mix with a large spoon until dough develops.

2. Scrape the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until a smooth elastic dough forms. Dust with flour if needed to prevent sticking. (The dough should not be too stiff.)

3. Form the dough into a ball and place in an oiled bowl. Cover and let the dough rise in a warm place until it has risen about 50% in bulk, 45 to 60 minutes. (Dough can be refrigerated until ready to bake crusts.)

4. Punch down the dough and form into 24 even pieces. Roll each piece into a 6" circle. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Arrange the circles oiled side down on a baking sheet and let stand for 5 minutes. Prebake crusts at 400°F for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

5. In a sauté pan with olive oil, sauté the onion and garlic. Add mushrooms and sauté until soft. Season with fresh thyme.

6. Top prebaked crusts with onion-mushroom mixture and bake at 400°F for 8 to 10 minutes or until crusts are browned. Serve.

Recipe and photo: National Onion Association

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