Sourdough Pizza


Four 10-12 inch pizzas

Nutrition of Each Pizza

  • 504 calories
  • 0g fat
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 284mg sodium
  • 146mg potassium
  • 106g carbohydrate
    • 4g fiber
    • 4g sugar
  • 14g protein


Sourdough Pizza

  • 200 grams active sourdough starter
  • 500 grams all purpose flour
  • 1½ cup warm water (105°F-115°F)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Spelt Sourdough Pizza

  • 200 grams active sourdough starter
  • 250 grams spelt flour
  • 250 grams all purpose flour
  • 1½ cup warm water (105°F-115°F)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Optional Extra Ingredients:

  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • gram scale
  • large bowl
  • whisk
  • spatula
  • parchment paper
  • rolling pin
  • baking sheet (optional: for oven)
  • cutting boards


Test Your Starter

  • Add 1 teaspoon of starter to a cup of 80°F water it should float.

Make The Dough

  1. Add the 1½ cup warm water (105°F-115°F) and 200 grams active sourdough starter into a large bowl and whisk them together.
  2. Once the water has foamed a little add the flour:
    • For Spelt:
      • 250 grams spelt flour
      • 250 grams all purpose flour
    • For Regular:
      • 500 grams all purpose flour
  3. Mix to form a sticky dough ball.

Autolyse Phase (Self Digestion)

  1. Let the sticky dough ball rest 1-4 hours in the large bowl.
  2. Add the 20 grams – salt. Use your hands to stretch the dough gently until the salt is mixed into the dough.

Pack In The Flavor

  1.  Pull the dough from under the dough ball up and stretch it gently as you pull it over the dough ball top. Release. Rotate around the bowl until the dough is stretched and pulled from each quarter of the bowl.
  2. Repeat Step 1 every 30 minutes 4 more times.
    • PRO-TIP:
      • If your dough does not pass the window pane test and it is still breaking before it goes transparent when pulled. Do another round on step 1.
        • Window Pane Test: Pinch a little dough and pull it away from the dough ball, you should not be able to see through it.
      • You might need extra flour at this step if the dough is sticky

Let It Rise

  1. Allow the dough to rise in a large deep bowl at room temperature for 1 hour or until it rises by 30%.
  2. Cover the bowl of dough with a plastic bag and set it in the fridge for 12 – 15 hours.
    • Why? It should continue to rise slowly so give it room in the bowl.
  3. Remove the dough from the fridge and let it sit on the counter in the bowl for 2 hours or until the dough reaches room temperature.
    • Why? The dough will soften and gently rise as it warms.

Pizza Making Time

Create 4 even dough balls

  1. On a clean un-floured counter pour out the dough into a large mass. Flour the top of the dough lightly but evenly. Divide the dough into 4 even round balls and place them in their own bowls.
    • PRO-TIP: 
      • Try to not push the dough down keep the air pockets you created.
      • If you want to freeze the dough now is the time, refer to below.
  2. Let the dough balls rest and rise for 15 minutes – 2 hours.
  3. Cut a 18″ piece of parchment paper and add cover the top of the parchment paper with  all purpose flour.
  4. Place the dough ball on the center of the floured parchment paper and roll the dough flat.
    • PRO-TIP: Use a cutting board to support the pizza under the parchment paper to move it around. 
  5. Optional: Once the pizza dough is flattened to your liking let sit for 5 minutes.

Personalize Ya Za

  1. Preheat
    • Oven – 475°F, this can take anywhere from 15 minutes – 1 hour so be aware.
    • Grill – 400°F
  2. Optional: Check the pizza dough if it is too thick flatten the dough again. then Brush edges of dough with olive oil and let rise for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add toppings.
    • Tomato Paste
    • Tomato Sauce
    • Cheese
    • Toppings
  4. Bake Pizza for 10 – 15 minutes.
    • PRO-TIP: Use parchment paper and a cutting board to easily move the pizza into the oven/grill. You can leave the parchment paper in the oven/grill until the pizza is firm enough to remove it. Usually only takes 1-2 minutes. 

Save For Later Tips

Freezing Instructions: (Good for up to 3 months)

  1. Divide dough into portion sizes
  2. Place on parchment paper uncovered in the freezer for 15-20 minutes
  3. Remove from freezer and place into individual freezer bags

Thaw Instructions

  1. Thaw Pizza dough in refrigerator for 5-6 hours
  2. Let the dough sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before jumping in where you left off above.


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