Homemade pizza. NOT as easy as it sounds. At least it hasn’t been for this lady over here…I have been trying to get a pizza dough to work for me, literally, for the past 6 years! I’ve given up more times than I’d like to admit, but finally found a sourdough recipe that works! The entire crust cooks up nice and crispy, no more soggy bottoms letting all the yummy toppings fall all over the place. Don’t settle for that nonsense. Try this recipe out and see if it rocks your pizza world like it has rocked ours!
Sourdough Pizza Dough
1 1/2 cups sourdough starter
1 tsp REAL or Celtic salt
1 1/4 – 1 3/4 cups white wheat flour
5 Tbsp olive oil
- Mix starter, 1 Tbsp of the olive oil, salt and 1 1/4 cups of the flour in your counter top mixer. Add more flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until a dough like consistency is created.
- Let dough sit 8-12 hours (I mix in the morning for that night’s dinner) covered
- Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees
- Roll out dough, using lightly floured board, until it is roughly 1/4 inch thick
- I like to wrap the crust around a nice thick layer of cheese along the edges so the finished crust has cheese in the middle
- Bake the crust in preheated oven for 7 minutes
- Remove crust from the oven and brush with a thin coat of olive oil (this helps prevent the crust from getting soggy)
- Add your favorite toppings and bake until crust is browned and cheese is melted (I usually bake mine for 18-20 minutes)
- Let it cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting (It’s hard to wait, but it’s much better to allow the cheese to “set” for a few minutes so it doesn’t ooze everywhere)
I freeze this and pull out the morning of the night I want to have Pizza. That allows it to warm up and ferment on the counter all day and be ready for baking that night!