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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sourdough Pizza Crust


     I have been wanting to share this recipe with you for quite some time... but our pizzas always disappear so quickly and I never measure what goes on top... so it is hard to post.  But it is high time I tell you how we love to make our dough.  Afterall, pizza is pizza and we need to be able to make lots of it!


    This sourdough pizza crust is easy and delicious.  It takes a little longer than a strictly traditional yeast dough, but it yields a soft and delicous  crust.  You can hasten it a bit if you need, but the longer proof time really gives that sourdough a chance to work its magic.


     Do you have a favorite pizza dough recipe?


Sourdough Pizza Crust
makes 2 12" pizza crusts or 1 13x18" sheet pan pizza

Ingredients:

1 cup sourdough starter, straight from the fridge
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 tsp yeast
1 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp salt

  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve the sourdough starter in the warm water.  
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Turn onto a lightly floured counter top and knead until smooth and elastic, about 7 minutes.
  4. Place in a greased bowl and cover with a damp towel.  Place in a warm spot and allow to rise until doubled in size, about two hours depending on the heat of your kitchen.  If you need it to rise faster, you can up the yeast by another 1/4 tsp or preheat your oven to 200 F, turn off the heat and then place the dough in the warm oven.
  5. Divide the dough in half and form each part into a ball.  If you'd like, you can freeze one of them at this point.  Otherwise, cover the dough with the damp cloth again and let rest for 15 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 475 F. It is best to preheat a pizza stone or cast iron pizza pan at this stage also.  
  7. Roll or press dough into a 12" circle.  For a thicker crust, cover with the damp towel again and allow to rise for up to an hour.  For a thinner, go ahead and top.
  8. Carefully put prepared pizza in hot oven.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is beautifully bubbly and brown the the crust has a light golden brown color. 

6 comments:

  1. I have been looking forward to you sharing this recipe. I'm loving my starter and we have enjoyed this crust many times. Now I can make it too! Thanks for sharing and I'm PINNING it several places so I'm sure to find it!

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    1. woohoo! Now you can make your own pizzas ;-)

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  2. Sounds so good, Carlee! I really need to get some sour dough starter!

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    1. If you don't know anyone who can give you some, it really is easy to start yourself. But it's even easier to take a bit of somebody else's! ;-)

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  3. Oh pizza, my best friend! I really need to get on that starter. Or find someone to borrow some from 😉

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    1. Borrowing would be much quicker, but starting one really isn't hard! And it makes an excellent pizza crust!!

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