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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sourdough Pizza Crust

This sourdough pizza crust is super easy to whip up and makes absolutely delicious pizzas. Today I'm going to go over how to make the crust, and in my next post I'll tell you all about what we put on our four pizzas- we're creative with toppings if I say so myself!

Here's the dough at the beginning- you just throw all the ingredients together and knead with a stand mixer (with dough hook) for 7 minutes.

And here's the dough after rising and doubling in size- ready for shaping!

Here are the crusts all shaped and ready for their second rise...

And here they are after the second rise and ready for the pre-bake.

And here they are after the 4-5 minute pre-bake. Ready to top!

Sourdough Pizza Crust
-1 cup sourdough starter
-1/2 cup hot tap water
-2 1/2 cups flour
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon yeast
Mix all ingredients, then knead for 7 minutes (ideally in a stand mixer with a dough hook).
Let rise 2-4 hours, until doubled in size, in an oiled bowl, covered with a dish towel.
Shape and put into greased pans (you can make one or two or several like we did).
Let rise again for about 1 hour, or longer if you like a thicker crust.
Heat oven to 450 F and pre-bake 4-5 minutes for small pizzas, and 8-10 minutes for a larger pizza.
Top with whatever you like and bake for another 4-5 minutes or 8-10, depending on your pizza size.

Get excited to see what we topped with- and imagine what you would put on your favorite pizza!
Savor it!
love, rue

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