How to make your own Homemade Sourdough Pizza:
Your dough has already gone through bulk fermentation and has been proofing for about 24-36 hours, so all you need to do is follow these easy steps by defrosting and final proofing to enjoy some beautiful sourdough pizza. One dough ball = one 12” pizza, enough for 1-2 people.
If you bought the frozen pizza dough you can store it back in your freezer (This will store fine for at least 2-3 months in your freezer) or place in the fridge overnight to thaw so you have it for dinner the following night.
If stored in the freezer take the dough ball out of the freezer the evening before you want to make your pizza, and leave in the fridge to de-frost overnight.
2-3 hours before cooking the pizza, pull the dough out of the fridge and leave on your kitchen counter for 2-3 hours in the Container it comes in. Letting the dough come up to room temperature helps the gluten to relax and makes stretching the dough easier.
Preheat your oven to 450°F about 30-60 mins before baking your Pizza. Insert your Stone/Steel or baking tray in the oven while it is heating up (Cast Iron skillets work fabulous too). If you own a Pizza Oven like an Ooni or Goozney heat those up specified in their owners manual.
Coat your pizza dough with semolina or rice flour (if you don't have those use regular flour). You can also coat your kitchen counter to prevent the dough from sticking to it.
Carefully flip the dough out of the compostable container onto the floured surface.
Use some additional flour and sprinkle on top of the dough.
Use your fingers (don't use a rolling pin: By using a rolling pin you push out all the air bubbles in the dough and that’s not what you want) to gently press down from the middle out in a circular motion. Once the dough is a bit bigger take your hands and carefully stretch the dough by moving the hands outwards. ( Watch our instructional Video on the bottom of the page to better see the technique)
Stretch the dough to a circle about 12” in diameter (stretch it bigger if you’d like the crust to be thinner)
Add all the sauce and topping desired and then slide it straight onto your pizza stone, baking tray or pizza oven. Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes in the oven or until golden brown, turning if necessary (The cooking time can vary because each oven is different). If working with a Pizza Oven it will cook much quicker depending on your model and heat settings.