Sourdough Pizza Crust

środa, 12 lutego 2014

Sourdough Pizza Crust

Time: 2 hrs 20 mins


  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups proofed sourdough starter
  • 2 -3 cups bread flour (You may need to add a little more flour)
  • olive oil
  • yellow cornmeal


  • 1 Using a standup mixer, such as the Kitchen Aide,dissolve the yeast in warm water in the mixing bowl and let sit for 8-10 minutes.
  • 2 Add olive oil, salt, sugar and Italian Seasoning and mix well.
  • 3 Add the sourdough starter and mix well.
  • 4 Add 2-3 cups of flour (add additional flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the mixing bowl. If it becomes too dry, just add a little more starter.
  • 5 Using the dough hook, knead for about 8 minutes.
  • 6 Transfer with slightly greased hands to a greased bowl, turning once.
  • 7 Cover with a light cloth and let rise for about an hour and a half, or until double in size.
  • 8 Punch down and let it rest for 2-3 minutes.
  • 9 Spray a pizza pan or pizza stone with Pam and lightly dust with yellow corn meal.
  • 10 Transfer dough to the pizza pan and roll out.
  • 11 Or transfer the dough to a floured work surface and gently pick up one edge of the dough and let it stretch, gradually working your way completely around the dough.
  • 12 Then transfer the dough to the pizza pan and spread the dough with your greased hands so the dough fits your pan.
  • 13 Using a fork, punch tiny holes all over the spread dough, being careful not to tear the dough.
  • 14 Bake in preheated oven at 425 degree for 10 minutes.
  • 15 Remove and very lightly brush with olive oil.
  • 16 Add your favorite toppings.
  • 17 Bake at 400 degrees until the edges are golden brown and the cheese is melted, usually about 20 minutes.

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