A slight change to a pizza crust recipe can make all the difference.
Jason Weisberger says sourdough pizza crust doesn’t take much work and by the sounds of things, it doesn’t. He wrote a pizza dough recipe for Boing Boing which his kids and dogs agreed was awesome (the flour was at least).
Here is the original recipe:
- ¾ Cup warm water
- 2 tsp yeast
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 Cups Flour
- Mix the water, yeast and sugar. Let stand 5 minutes. Add oil and salt to mixture, then add to flour. Mix and knead until all the flour is picked up and the dough is the appropriate texture.
- Let sit 30-60 minutes, or until the dough ball doubles in size. Split in half. Make pizza!
But with the sourdough pizza crust, Weisberger suggests one change:
Substitute 1/4 cup of starter for the 2 tsp of active dry yeast. I will reduce the amount of water I mix the starter into by 2-3 Tbs and add it back as I work the dough if needed.
Give it a try and let us know in the comments how it went.