Easy Sourdough Pizza Crust

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This sourdough pizza dough recipe uses a sourdough starter to create the most delicious pizza crust. It makes 2 large pizzas.

The starter

This sourdough pizza crust recipe undergoes a long fermenting time but the actual process is very hands-off! It can use a sourdough discard starter or a bubbly and more recently fed starter.


This dough contains only 4 simple ingredients. You will need - – Strong all-purpose flour or bread flour – Water – Sourdough starter – Salt


The night before, mix all the sourdough pizza dough ingredients together in a large bowl into a shaggy and sticky dough. Leave it to sit for 20 minutes then perform one set of stretches and folds.

In the morning, perform another set of stretches and folds. The texture of the dough will be much stretchier and more elastic than yesterday. Place the dough in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours or up to 24 hours. After the cold-proof, the dough is pre-shaped into 2 equal portions.


Use floured hands to gently press the dough out into an 8inch/20cm circle. Press the dough outwards so there is a thick crust around the pizza base.

Top with your favorite toppings and bake in a very hot oven. Swipe up for the full recipe!