It was Super Bowl Sunday. You have to have something you can eat in front of the TV. Pizza is the perfect food. I had been wanting to try a different sourdough pizza crust that would have a bit more bite to it. This is the Sourdough Pizza I made.
I started by putting the yeast in a bowl and putting the water on top of it. I let it sit and rehydrate for 10 minutes. Then I added the rest of the ingredients.
I put the dough hook on my stand mixture and let it run until the dough started to form a ball on the hook. Then I ran it for 7 more minutes.
I took the dough out of the bowl and formed it into a ball. I greased the bowl with some oil and turned the ball in the oil to coat. I covered the bowl with a towel and let it rise until the dough had doubled in size, about 3 hours.
I preheated my oven to 475 F for 30 minutes.
I stretched the dough over a fourteen inch pizza pan and pinched an edge up around the pan.
Of course, you can use any toppings you like. I like to brush the crust with a tablespoon of olive oil. Then I put about a a cup of pizza sauce on it. I topped it off with homemade Trail Bologna, green pepper, and mushrooms. I covered it with some grated mozzarella cheese.
I put the pizza on the lowest rack of the oven for 12 to 14 minutes, until the crust is golden.
Cut it into eight pieces and serve.
This makes a great pizza crust. It has a nice texture and the sourdough makes it a little crispier than most bread style pizza dough. It made a great pizza.
The Old Fat Guy
- 13 ml (1 1/2 teaspoon) instant yeast
- 25 ml (2 tablespoons) warm water
- 175 ml (3/4 cups) sourdough starter
- 100 grams (3.6 ounces) all purpose flour
- 60 grams (2 ounces) whole wheat flour
- 15 ml (1 tablespoon) olive oil
- 3 ml (1/2 teaspoon) salt
- 8 ml (1 1/2 teaspoon) sugar
- Put the yeast and water in the mixing bowl of a stand mixture. Let them stand for 10 minutes.
- Add the rest of the ingredients.
- Mix with the dough hook of the stand mixer until it starts for form a ball.
- Run the mixer for 7 minutes more.
- Take the dough out of the ball and form it into a ball.
- Put a little oil in the bottom of the bowl and turn the ball of dough in it to coat.
- Cover the bowl with a towel and let the dough rise until doubled in size, about 3 hours.
- Preheat and oven to 475 F for 30 minutes.
- Stretch the dough on a floured surface to a 14 inch circle and put on a pizza pan.
- Pinch up the edges to from a ridge around the edge of the dough.
- Top the dough with your favourite sauce and toppings.
- Bake on the lowest rack for 12 to 14 minutes, until the crust is golden.