Dmcavanagh's Sourdough Pizza Dough Recipe

About This Recipe

Yield:makes dough for 2 extra-large, thin-crust pizzas
Active time:30 minutes
Total time:1 hour, plus 24 to 96 hours fermentation time in the refrigerator


  • 1/2 cup (125 grams) sourdough starter
  • 1 1/4 cup (285 grams) cool water (I use bottled spring water of tap water which has been filtered in a Brita pitcher)
  • 4 cups (480 grams) flour (bread or high gluten such as KA Sir Lancelot)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (12 grams) sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon instant yeast (optional but very helpful)


  1. 1

    Bring all of ingredients together to form a rough dough, cover and let rest for 20 minutes.

  2. 2

    Knead well. I use a KA mixer with dough hook and knead for 8-10 minutes. Be sure that the dough is being worked around the bowl, not stuck to hook. Dough should be soft and slightly sticky, but not wet.

  3. 3

    Divide into 2 equal balls (app. 460 grams each)

  4. 4

    Place in lightly oiled plastic containers, cover and leave at room temp for 30 minutes.

  5. 5

    Refrigerate for at least 24 hours and up to 3 to 4 days. Take out about 2 hours before you plan to make pizza.


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