Sourdough Loaf

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2 loafs

Nutrition of Each Loaf

  • 1,258 calories
  • 278g carbohydrates
    • 35g sugar
    • 12g fiber
  • 0 fat
  • 50g protein
  • 3499mg sodium


Default Dough Ingredients

  • 525 grams water (80°F)
  • 20 grams salt
  • 200 grams active starter (can add more)
  • 700 grams all purpose flour

Spelt Dough

  • 525 grams water (80°F)
  • 20 grams salt
  • 200 grams active starter (can add more)
  • 500 grams all purpose flour
  • 250 grams spelt flour


  • gram scale
  • dutch oven
  • large bowl
  • knife or razor blade
  • whisk
  • spatula or dough bowl scraper
  • bannton or parchment paper


Test Your Starter

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

Make The Dough

  1. Pour 525 grams – water (80°F) into a large bowl.
  2. Add the 200 grams of active starter and mix thoroughly with a whisk. Mix until the floating cloud of starter is mixed completely into the water.
  3. Add 700 grams – all purpose flour and 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.

Add Air Bubbles

  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.
    • Note:
      • The dough has  become an elastic resilient dough that passes the window pane test (Pinch a little dough and pull it away from the dough ball, you should not be able to see through it).
      • 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.

Add More Air Bubbles

  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.

Create 2 Loafs

  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 two even round balls.
    • Note: Try to not push the dough down keep the air pockets you created.
  2. Let the dough balls rest for 20 to 30 minutes.
    • Note: They will spread out but should not fall off at the edge of the pancake. If they do, reform the loaves and bench rest them again to build the structure of the dough better.

Final Chance For Air Bubbles (Repeat for each loaf)

  1. Gently stretch and pull the dough from the sides to the middle of the dough ball.
  2. Place the dough seam side up in your floured/cloth lined banneton/bowl.
  3. Rise in the fridge 2-4 hours. 

Baking Time (Repeat for each loaf)

  1. PREHEAT oven to 450°F & set your empty dutch oven with lid in the oven for 30 minutes.
    • Note: Keep the formed loaf in your banneton or bowl in the fridge until you actually need to place it in your preheated dutch oven. Why? Cold dough will aide the oven spring.
  2. Pull out your VERY hot dutch oven remove the lid and add your dough.
    • Banneton: flipping the dough into the dutch oven as gently as possible seam side down.
    • Alternate method: Place high heat safe parchment paper over the bowl.
  3. Score the loaf with your lame knife or a razor blade or sharp scissors.
    • Why? So it looks cool no but really scoring helps the dough rise.
  4. Bake 30 minutes at 450°F in the dutch oven.
  5. Bake 10 minutes UNCOVERED Note: Remove the lid (and parchment paper).
  6. Remove loaf from the dutch oven.

Final Step (Repeat for each loaf)

  1. Check the center of the loaf should read about 205°F.
  2. 1 Hour let loaf sit on a cooling rack.
    • Why? hour to set the crumb

Pizza Dough

Nutrition of Each Pizza

Note: Make Four 10-12 inch pizzas

  • 417 calories
  • 2g fat
  • 0 cholesterol
  • 1166mg sodium
  • 0mg potassium
  • 84g carbohydrates
  • 4g fiber
  • 1g sugar
  • 11g protein

Items Needed


Regular Dough Ingredients

  • 1½ cup water (105°F-115°F)
  • 1 package (2¼ teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 3¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Whole Wheat Dough Ingredient Option

  • 1½ cup water (105°F-115°F)
  • 1 package (2¼ teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 3½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Optional Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon – extra virgin olive oil (Not needed if cooking pizza in a wood-fired pizza oven)’


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


Make The Dough

  1. Combine liquid ingredients and whisk until foamy – Let sit for 10 minutes until dry yeast is fully dissolved
    • 1½ cup warm water (105°F-115°F)
    • 1 package (2¼ teaspoons) active dry yeast
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
  2. Combine dry ingredients
    • 3¾ cup all purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  3. Combine liquid and dry mixtures and knead dough for 7-10 minutes.

Add Flavor

  1. Place olive oil in a deep bowl, place dough into bowl and coat the dough with olive oil. Then cover top of bowl with plastic wrap.
  2. Allow the dough to rise in a large deep bowl at room temperature for 1 hour at 75°F-85°F , then determine next steps:
    • Slow: let sit of an additional 24 -48 hours in the refrigerator. (Most complex flavors)
    • Medium: let sit of an additional 8 hours at room temperature
    • Quick: let sit of an additional 30 minutes in a warm place (75°F-85°F)
    • PRO-TIP: Olive oil is not needed if you are using a wood fired over. Also, once the pizza dough has risen you can freeze it for later use

Pizza Making Time

Create 4 Individual Pizza Dough’s

  1. Remove the dough from the bowl on a flour dusted surface and divide dough into 4 even balls.
    • PRO-TIP: Try to not push the dough down keep the air pockets you created.
  2. Place each ball into its own bowl and let 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.