Sourdough Pizza Dough

Done right, sourdough pizza crust is amazingly tender with a pleasant hint of sourness. We love this recipe because it requires less rising time than your average pizza dough.

Of course, if you want to try our VERY favorite dough, try out this sourdough foccaccia recipe for pizza.  It's lovely to work with and gets a great rise in the oven!

Sourdough Pizza Dough
makes 1 large oblong or two smaller circular pizza crusts

1 1/2 cups sourdough starter (preferably freshly fed and active)
1 T olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups flour

Mix all ingredients together. Knead until fully incorporated and elastic.

Preheat oven to 450ºF
Allow to rest for about 1/2 hour. During this time the dough will rise slightly -- but it will not double.

Roll dough out into the desired shape.

Prebake on a heated pizza stone (or pizza pan) for about 5 minutes -- or until set and beginning to brown on one side.

At this point, you can wrap the dough in foil or plastic wrap and freeze for later use. Dough keeps well for about a month if well wrapped. No need to thaw, just top and bake.

If you have chosen to use your dough right away, top with desired toppings. Bake for 12-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and beginning to brown.

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