My sourdough starter has been severely neglected over the past several weeks, so I decided to use it to try to come up with a pizza crust for our Sunday Pizza. I adopted Po's pizza crust Pizza Dough and adapted it to use my sourdough. I am very pleased with the results. Hope you will give it a try if you are a sourdough lover like I am. The cook time includes the time it takes to rise and prebake the pizza crust.
- 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.
- Add olive oil, salt, sugar and Italian Seasoning and mix well.
- Add the sourdough starter and mix well.
- 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.
- Using the dough hook, knead for about 8 minutes.
- Transfer with slightly greased hands to a greased bowl, turning once.
- Cover with a light cloth and let rise for about an hour and a half, or until double in size.
- Punch down and let it rest for 2-3 minutes.
- Spray a pizza pan or pizza stone with Pam and lightly dust with yellow corn meal.
- Transfer dough to the pizza pan and roll out.
- 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.
- Then transfer the dough to the pizza pan and spread the dough with your greased hands so the dough fits your pan.
- Using a fork, punch tiny holes all over the spread dough, being careful not to tear the dough.
- Bake in preheated oven at 425 degree for 10 minutes.
- Remove and very lightly brush with olive oil.
- Add your favorite toppings.
- Bake at 400 degrees until the edges are golden brown and the cheese is melted, usually about 20 minutes.