Sourdough Pizza Crust

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
2 hrs

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.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  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.