This is a homemade sourdough pizza dough. Weighing 400g each. Serves 2 - 3 people generously. When stretched out it measures 12" diameter as a standard crust, or 14" diameter as a thin crust pizza.
Each ball of dough is coated in olive oil to prevent it from sticking to the bag it is packaged in. It is important to refrigerate it as soon as possible upon receipt. Best to use it within 36 hours of purchase. Otherwise it will freeze successfully for up to 2 weeks.
Ingredients: unbleached white flour, sea salt, canola oil, sourdough culture
Directions: If your dough is frozen, take it out the day before and let it thaw in your fridge overnight.
BEFORE USE: Bring the dough to room temperature by leaving it on your counter for
1 - 2 hours. Then take it out of the bag, and on a lightly floured surface, shape it into a ball by tucking the sides beneath neatly to make a smooth ball. Let it rest again for 10 - 15 minutes so its easier to shape and doesn't resist being stretched out.
OVEN PREHEAT: Preheat your oven to 450/500F. You can bake in an oven with a pizza stone or on a cookie sheet, in a BBQ, or in a wood-fired oven. If using a stone, preheat it in the oven for at least 30 minutes.
SHAPING: On a lightly floured surface, gently spread out your dough to the desired shape and thinness. We prefer to stretch it out by hand, flouring lightly as needed so it doesn't stick too much to your hands. You can use a rolling pin, but it will deflate your bubbles and result in a denser crust. If it resists being shaped, just let it rest for another 10 min, then try again. Shape to approx 12" - 14" in diameter, or rectangular, and to desired thickness.
BAKING: Place your dough on a piece of parchment so it will easily transfer to your pizza stone (skip the parchment if using your BBQ). Top your dough with desired toppings, and place in the oven. Baking time will vary from oven to oven depending on whether you're using convection or not, a pizza stone or not, and how thick the crust is. Generally anywhere from 10 - 30 minutes. Aim for desired colour more than anything else. If baking in a wood fired oven, it will bake within 5 minutes at most, similarly with a BBQ stone.
Let rest 5 minutes at least before serving. Enjoy!
* contains traces of organic cornmeal used during production