Einkorn Sourdough Pizza Crust
This simple sourdough einkorn pizza crust is easy to make, and flavored with olive oil, herbs and crushed red pepper.
You may freeze the dough after it's been separated and rolled into two balls. When ready to use, thaw it and continue by rolling it to 1/4 in. thick for an easy, no-fuss supper.
- 6 cups high-extraction einkorn flour, plus extra to work the dough
- 2 teaspoons unrefined sea salt
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons unrefined, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup Sourdough Starter (Learn how to make it here)
- Pizza toppings, as you like them
Adapted from nourishedkitchen.com
Dump the flour into a large mixing bowl, and whisk in the salt, oregano, basil, and crushed red pepper flakes until they're evenly distributed in the flour. Form a well in the center of the flour, and pour in the olive oil, sourdough starter and 1 1/2 cups water. Mix it together by hand to make a shaggy dough, then cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let it sit on your kitchen counter until doubled in bulk, about 12 hours.
Flour your working surface, then scrape the dough out of the bowl and onto your floured surface. Knead the dough for 10 minutes or so, incorporating just enough flour to make the dough workable. Form it into a ball, then cover it with a large bowl, and let it rest for 15 minutes.
Heat the oven to 425 F.
Separate the dough into 2 balls. Roll them out onto a baking sheet or baking stone until 1/4 inch thick. Then bake for 10 minutes.
Remove the crusts from the oven, top with your favorite sauce, toppings, cheeses and herbs. Return to the oven and bake a further 10 to 12 minutes, or until toppings are done to your liking. Slice and serve.
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