Sourdough Pizza Dough

From Julie Van Rosendaal

2016 Sep/Oct

Sometimes recipes call for sourdough starter as well as some commercial yeast to give it a boost – the starter adds flavour, and both do their thing to give pizza dough its requisite chew.


c. sourdough starter
1/2 c. warm water
T.olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
2-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. salt
1/4 t. instant yeast


In a large bowl, stir together the starter, water and olive oil and stir to break up the starter, then add the flour, salt and yeast and stir until the dough comes together. Knead for 7-8 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Return to the bowl, drizzle with a little oil and turn to coat. Cover and let rise for 2-3 hours, or until doubled in bulk. Punch it down, divide in half and use to make two of your favourite pizzas.