Published Monday, Jan 21, 2019
Sourdough is one of the oldest ways of making bread, and there are so many reasons why it’s good for you! Naturally leavened, it contains amazing wild yeast and lactobacillus that make it easier to digest. Sourdough is also a prebiotic and can help to support a healthy gut microbiome. Some individuals with sensitivity to gluten find that sourdough is easier to digest.
To make your own sourdough pizza crust at home, follow these directions:
Sourdough Pizza (adapted from King Arthur Flour)
1 cup sourdough starter
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup hot tap water
1 tsp. salt
The day or two before you’d like to bake your pizza, make your dough! Combine all ingredients in a bowl, then knead together for 5-7 minutes by stretching and folding the dough on a floured countertop.
Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and allow to rise, covered, for 2-4 hours or until doubled in size. Then, transfer to the fridge until a few hours before you’re ready to bake.
For thin crust, divide the dough into two pieces and roll out to about 10-11″. For a thicker pizza, roll out the dough as is. Let the dough rest for at least 15 minutes and up to an hour – time to prepare your toppings!
Of course, top your pizza however you like, but SEEDlings enjoy roasted onions, sweet potato, kale and egg or tomato sauce, kale and mozzarella cheese.
Preheat your oven to 450 and put your toppings on your pizza crust. Bake a thicker pizza for about 20 minutes, or until the edges are browned and cheese is bubbling, or for thinner pizza about 13 minutes.
Enjoy your pizza knowing your gut will thank you later!