It seems like pizza has become a Sunday tradition. We go to the grocery store to stock up on supplies for the week, and it always seems to be just about dinner time when we are heading out of the store. And dang it if there isn't a Little Ceaser's next door! Their $5 Hot and Ready pizza and Crazy Bread is really hard to turn down. Especially since all the Little Ceasar's closed down at home, but here in WV, they are everywhere and we love it! But we've been going a little out of control lately. Getting pizza, breadsticks, and wings every week isn't the best thing for our wallets or our waistlines. Someone whined a lot when I said "NO Pizza" this week (can you guess who that was?) so I conceded by making our own. Its definitely cheaper, and a tiny bit healthier. Right?
I know what you are thinking. I'm one of those people, you know the ones - who like pineapple on their pizza. Hey, I am who I am, and I just gotta be me! Have you tried it?!
Sourdough Pizza Dough (My Italian Smorgasbord)
2 cups sourdough starter
3 cups bread flour
1/2 cup water, room temperature
1 tsp kosher salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
cornmeal for dusting
Add the starter and water to the bowl of an electric mixer, and using a wooden spoon, stir together until combined.
Add the flour, salt and olive oil and mix until combined.
Using the dough hook of your mixer, knead by machine for 5 minutes.
Seperate the dough into four balls.
Flatten each ball a bit and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Let rest at room temperature (around 70-75) for 1 hour 30 minutes.
Roll each ball out to the desired shape/size and top with sauce and toppings.
Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.