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A Guide to Baking Flourist Sourdough Pizza Dough

Posted by Shira McDermott on

Ever since we launched sourdough pizza dough at the Mill + Bakery, delicious pizzas have become a staple in your households. Follow these easy directions for perfect results with our pizza dough  every time. 

This dough is very versatile and we've outlined a couple of baking methods, depending on your timing.

Regardless of your chosen method, it should all work out! The pizza dough is best used within two days and the most important step is to let the dough rest and come to room temperature for 20-60 minutes. It cannot be frozen. Depending on your oven, the cooking time may vary as home ovens can fluctuate in temperature. 

Let us know your favourite way to cook our pizza dough!

Flourist Sourdough Pizza Dough
1 x 500g container of Flourist Pizza Dough roughly makes one large pizza or two smaller pizzas.
Cornmeal, for dusting the bottom of the crust
Your favourite sauce and toppings

Instructions

Remove pizza dough from the fridge and let sit at room temperature for 20-60 minutes. Divide into two equal pieces if desired.
Preheat your oven to a minimum of 475°F (the higher the better).
Option 1 - Quick and Easy
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle with cornmeal. Roll dough with a rolling pin or stretch it out with clean, lightly floured hands and place on prepared baking sheet. Add sauce and toppings and bake for about 12-15 minutes, until crust is crispy and toppings are cooked. 

Option 2 - Cast Iron Skillet 

Insert a large cast iron skillet (10" recommended) in the oven to heat up for 10 minutes. Prep the pizza dough by rolling it out roughly into the size of your cast iron skillet. Rolling it on a floured cutting board is ideal as it will make it easier for you to transfer it into your cast iron skillet. Once you have it shaped it and the cast iron pan is preheated, sprinkle the bottom of the pan with cornmeal, and carefully slide the crust into the hot skillet. Add sauce and toppings and bake for about 12-15 minutes, until crust is crispy and toppings are cooked. 

Alternatively, you can pre-bake the crust only for 3 minutes, until the dough is just starting to set. Add sauce and toppings (be extremely careful not to burn yourself!) and return pizza to continue baking for 8-10 minutes, until crust is crispy and toppings are cooked. This extra step ensures that the crust is properly cooked and the toppings aren't overcooked. 

Have your own tips you've discovered for using our pizza dough? Drop us a line here.

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