My story, for what concerns sourdough pizza starts way long ago. I failed a million times and finally I succeeded. It started when I first tried to make the sourdough pizza in my home town Trieste, in Italy.
My background is from Napoli too, the kingdom of pizza.
As you already know my Grandpa Giuseppe was a baker too....
So I thought it must be easy to make a pizza with my heritage.
I WAS WRONG!!!
Sourdoughs breads were some of the most difficult dough I've have tried to achieve, but then suddenly I had a glimpse. Why not to start by adapting a bread recipe to a pizza recipe and slowly adjust it to the necessity of the pizza requirements. I tried to make my secret dough using my wonderful active and ancient starter, which is fantastic for long fermentation and airy crumbs and crunchy crusts.
You might know me already and you know that i love to share my recipes, and here I wanted to give you my secret recipe.
900 gr white Kialla flour
200 gr spelt Kialla flour
700 ml water
135 gr sourdough starter
26 gr salt
3 gr malt or sugar
50 gr of olive oil
I make sure that I feed the starter twice before preparing the dough.
Once the starter is nice, bubbly and active, dissolve it in the water, add the malt and mix for a minute.
Add the flour like it is snowing very slightly so that on the way down it collects Oxygen and the dough will result much lighter.
Mix in the flour until the dough is a bit crumbly. Add now the salt and the olive oil.
Knead the dough for 2-4 minutes or until smooth. Wrap it and put it on the side for 15 minutes.
Past this time make sure you fold it every 10 minutes for at least 5 times. Now wrap it again and put in the fridge for the next 2 days. Long fermentation is the key to light and bubbly dough.
It's now 2 days forward, and your dough is very cold and mature. Leave it out and after the first hour, start folding it as mentioned above. If you have time give it enough folds for the first hours to create a great structure and a beautiful light crumb.
Rest for another 2 hours and as soon it starts showing signs of growth portion it, into 250 gr size balls. Roll them properly.
Cover them and let them rise or sit for about 2-3 hours.
Now roll it or stretch it as you like, leaving the nice authentic puffed crust. Top the pizza with your favourite ingredients and get ready for baking.
Set the oven at a max temperature and bake between 5 to 10 minutes, or until it is golden and the cheese has melted.
Cut, enjoy and share
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I wish you a happy bake and a tasty pizza.
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