If you’re looking for a crisp, delicious pizza crust then you’re in the right place. My sourdough adventures are just beginning, I won’t stop with the sweet, moist Banana Nut Bread. I can promise you that once the starter is ready, you’ll be whipping up all sorts of sourdough recipes!
This crust is for those of us who love a thin, cracker-like crisp! I don’t like feeling as if I’m eating a load of bread with a few toppings, nope, this gal (and thankfully her husband) love the thin crust. It’s crispy and with the slight sour taste from the fermentation, this crust will find its way to your table often.
Why is sourdough the preferred wheat product in our house? Simply put because fermenting grains is one of the few traditional preparations of breadmaking. What did our ancestors know that we didn’t? Grains need care in order for us to reap their many benefits. The modern day “quick breads”, even homemade recipes, may be doing more harm than good. Gluten, lectin, and phytic acid all of which are present in wheat can inhibit how our bodies assimilate and digest grains. When we soak, sprout, or ferment our grains these anti-nutrients are reduced or eliminated. Studies are showing that those with celiac disease can tolerate fermented grains.
So, yes, sourdough! It’s healthy, delicious and super flexible in its uses. Get your starter ready for baking in 5 days using this method.
Crispy Sourdough Pizza Crust
Makes one 15 inch pizza (about enough for 3 people)
1 1/2 cups sourdough starter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
Optional: if your dough is too dry, which will depend on how wet your starter is, add water 1 tablespoon at a time
Combine and mix all ingredients the night before (or at least 4 hours). Generously rub oil onto hands, rolling pin, and cooking stone. Roll out dough then bake at 450 for 8-10 minutes, just enough to get a good hard surface.
Add favorite toppings (homemade sausage, anyone?) and cheese, bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the crust begins to brown around the edge and cheese melts.