Sourdough Pizza

 

It serves 7 people.

Sourdough pizza is little tangy compared to regular pizza and required some learning curve to get accustomed to. It requires you taking the sourdough starter out of the fridge at least two days prior and feed it once or twice a day to activate it.

Sourdough pizza dough takes time to rise. So plan ahead. It is healthier as the yeast feed on the gluten in the flour decreasing the risk of allergic reaction to gluten.

Many people advice to know the ratio of the starter and reduce the flour and water from your recipe.

I tried it doesn’t work for me. What I came up with that has been working for me just fine is to simply replace the dry yeast by one cup of starter and keep everything else the same. I used to make Pizza with dry yeast and I would post it as well. How to make your own sourdough starter is another article.

Sourdough Pizza Recipe

Pizza Dough:

1 cup Sourdough starter

5 cups All purpose flour unbleached

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1 ½ cup purified water

Pizza Topping:

3 cups Homemade Pizza sauce

2-12oz. pork sausage, brown

12 eggs scrambled

4-6 oz. shredded cheese or more

Direction

In a bowl, add the flour, the starter, sugar, salt, and water.

Refeed the remaining sourdough.

Mix your ingredients by hand until you form a smooth bowl.

Cover with a plate or wet towel.

Let it sit on your stove overnight.

In the morning,  oil the pizza pans. I use stone baking dish or cast iron baking pan and cast iron skillet. Divide the dough in 2 or 3 and spread in the oily baking pans.

Cover and let it sit by your stove until noon. If your oven warms up with the oven light on, rise the dough in the oven. The new oven light doesn’t warm up the oven like the old oven. Therefore, just keep the dough on the counter near your stove and keep covered. Let it rise for at least 3 hours or until noon.

If it is for dinner, make the dough in the morning around 6 am. Let it rise for 6 hours. Spread on the pizza pans, cover and let it rise a second time for 4-5 hours.

Preheat the oven at 500 degree F.

Prebake the dough for 15 min or until they are barely brown. Take the pans out.

Pizza Topping:

Cover the dough with Homemade Pizza Sauce to your liking.

Add brown pork sausage, or brown ground meat of any kind, and or scrambled eggs.

Add shredded cheese.

Bake at 500 degree F for 8 min or until the cheese melts.

Take out of the oven. Let the pizza rest for two minutes and cut in slices. Serve.

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