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Sourdough Pizza Dough

This sourdough pizza dough recipe is very hands off but requires patience. It needs it to be made a day or two ahead of time as it is better with at least one night in the fridge.

Sourdough Pizza Dough
200g Sifted Red Spring Wheat Flour
140g water
40g starter
5g salt
cornmeal for cooking the crust 

Combine flour, water, and starter in a bowl and mix until combined. Let sit for 30 minutes. Add salt with a small amount of water to dissolve it and mix well. Perform one set of stretch and folds* and let sit for 1 hour. Stretch and fold the dough two more times with 1 hour rests in between. After the last rest, transfer to an oiled container and let proof overnight in the fridge. 

*for more information on stretching and folding sourdough please refer to this recipe.

Cooking Instructions

Remove pizza dough from the fridge and let sit for one hour. Divide into two equal pieces and round into a ball. Let rest for twenty minutes before rolling out.
Preheat your oven to a minimum of 475°F (the higher the better).

Insert a large cast iron skillet to heat up for 10 minutes while you prep the dough and the toppings. Prep the pizza dough by rolling it out roughly into the size of your cast iron skillet (10" recommended). Rolling it on a floured cutting board is ideal as it will make it easier for you to transfer it into your cast iron skillet. Once you have it shaped it and the cast iron pan is preheated, sprinkle the bottom of the pan with cornmeal, and carefully slide the crust into the hot skillet. Return the crust to the oven quickly and bake for 3 minutes, until the dough is just starting to set.  

After 3 minutes, carefully remove the pan from the hot oven and add your sauce and toppings, being extremely careful not to burn yourself. Return to the hot oven and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the crust is crispy and the toppings are cooked.

Depending on your oven, the cooking time may vary as home ovens can fluctuate in temperature. 

20 comments

Sylvia Fawcus

Hi can this be proofed outside the fridge if I make it the morning of?

Olivia Hamilton

Hi Shelene! Yes, the Sifted Red Fife Flour can absolutely be used instead.

Shelene

Can I use sifted red fife instead? I can’t get the red spring it’s always sold out.

Shira

Hi Monika! we experimented with pre-cooking the crust to ensure the dough is properly cooked and the toppings don’t overcook. You can definitely add the toppings at the beginning too! We hope that helps!

Monika

Can one put toppings on the pizza before pre cooking the pizza crust for 3 minutes? Is there a reason you pre-cook the pizza. I have a pizza stone and it would be impossible to take out the stone and I think the dough would not be cooked enough to take it out with the peel.

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