– Kim and John, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Who’d a thunk it? Here’s a new twist to pizza. When you get down to the crust you’ll eat it!

Black Dog Pizza Dough


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 pkg 1 tbsp. dry yeast
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. Black Dog Belly Rub™ Rowdy Kitty™ also works


  • Combine water, yeast and 1 cup of flour and mix well.
  • Add the whole wheat flour, oil, salt and rub, and mix until incorporated.
  • Knead in the remaining flour (and any additional, if needed). Let rise in an oiled bowl for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour, punch dough down and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Shape dough on a pizza stone and top with your favorite toppings. (John likes a Greek pizza with feta cheese, provolone cheese, artichoke hearts, pepper rings, onions, and mushrooms).
  • Bake in a 450° oven for about 20 minutes or until crust edges start to brown. Enjoy!