Using Starter- Pizza Dough!
We all know you can buy pre-made pizza dough and make a lack luster pizza crust. It is time to level up your pizza game and make your own dough using your own starter. We have detailed instructions on how to go from a novice dough maker to a world class pizza expert. Grab your Pizzacraft® gear and let’s get to work on a masterpiece!
We have a recipe about how to make your own starter and recipes on how to make your own pizza dough, but we forgot to show you how to use your starter in your recipe. Using a starter in you dough can add a lot of character and flavor to your pizza that you can’t get from commercial yeast.
This recipe was developed to add flavor to the crust without turning it into a sourdough pizza crust. To do this we don’t add a ton of starter and let that starter slowly work its magic. The process is longer than your average dough recipe, but I think once you give it a try you will have a hard time going back to using store bought yeast.
4 Cups or 20oz 00 Pizzacraft Flour2 Teaspoons or 0.5oz Kosher Salt1 Packet Instant Yeast (0.25oz)13 oz Water.5 oz starter about 2 tablespoons of starter
Combine starter and water in a small bowl. Stir until dissolved.Place flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the dough hook on yourmixer, turn on low to combine flour and salt.Slowly add the water and starter to the bowl making sure to scrape the dough offthe sides of the mixing bowl with a silicone spatula. Continue until all flour ishydrated.Once the dough is has a smooth appearance, remove from bowl and cover it withplastic wrap.In a large covered container or bowl leave the dough mixture to rest on the counter for 4 hours before placing it in the fridge for 24 hours.Remove the dough from the refrigerator and divide it into thirds and roll into balls.Dust a baking dish with flour and place the balls in the dish and cover with plasticwrap. Return the dough to the fridge for another 24 hoursBefore cooking pizza remove the dough from the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature before trying to stretch it, about 2 hours.
Our Silicone Baking mat is a great tool to form and shape your dough and measure how large you want your pizzas to be. This large, slip-proof surface has guidelines for making multiple sizes of crust. It is also perfect for rolling pie crusts, cookie dough, or other pastries.
For other alternative pizza recipes check out:
Dill Pickle Pizza!Cherry Tomato and Basil Flatbread Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough
This week’s PIZZA OF THE WEEK is @Eddie_nyer! Keep cooking up wonderful pizzas Eddie, Cheers!
Thanks so much to everyone else submitting pizzas! I see you, keep baking it looks delicious!
If you maker Pickle Pizza in your Pronto® or in your own oven I would love to see on Instagram @_pizzacraft or #pizzacraft. Next week will choose our favorite pizza to feature right here on the blog!