This recipe for sourdough pizza is from our Shipton Mill Head Baker, Chris Holister.
Makes 900g pizza dough, roughly 4 pizzas of 25cm diameter
- 110g Sourdough starter
- 350g Water (at 36-40°C)
- 530g Italian Type Tipo 00 or Organic Ciabatta White Flour
- 10g Salt
- Toppings of choice
The evening before, feed your starter as follows:
- Old starter: 20g
- Cold water: 45g
- Type 00 or ciabatta flour: 45g
Weigh all your ingredients into a large bowl, combine and bring together.
Turn out and knead for 10-12mins until the dough is smooth and the gluten has formed well.
Place back in the bowl, cover and prove for 2 hours in a warm place.
Now fold the dough. To do this, imagine 4 sides then fold the right side to the left, left to right, top to bottom, bottom to top. You should be left with a tighter ball in the middle of the bowl.
Prove for another hour.
Divide the dough into four equal pieces of roughly 250g each and shape into balls.
Place on a lightly floured tray, cover and place in the fridge overnight for 16-24hrs.
Take the dough from the fridge, shape using flour or semolina and top as you please. Bake in the hottest oven you have on a pre heated baking stone, which will make sure it is cooked all the way through. For a hot pizza oven, this will likely take around 3-4 minutes, for a kitchen oven, around 10-12 minutes depending on how hot it will get.