Friday, February 5, 2010

Sourdough Pizza Party and Recipe

Sourdough Pizza Dough

1 cup starter
1/2 cup warm water
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup barley flour
1 cup white flour
1 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp olive oil

I used all organic ingredients, and ground the wheat and barley fresh.

We had homemade pizza at our young couples meeting at Chapel on Wednesday night.  It was a lot of fun to try out different pizza dough recipes, different toppings and learn some new things.

On Wednesday morning I made some sourdough pizza dough and let it culture.  This breaks the phytic acids in the grain.  Your body has a much easier time digesting a grain product that has been cultured because of this breakdown.  Anyone that is gluten intolerant should give cultured grains a try.

April showed us all how to knead bread.  Mine was a little sticky for pizza dough, so she kneaded in a little more flour.

After kneading and separating the dough (I made the above recipe x4) Royce showed us how to toss the dough.  We had so much fun trying it out!  Apryle and Carmen made more dough, but not cultured.  This allowed us to compare the two types of dough.


One thing I did forget was some parchment paper.  That would have been helpful with multiple pizzas.  After tossing them, we rolled and pushed them to the right size.  We had a round and an oblong pizza stone, so they made pizzas to fit the stones.

We cut up fresh fruits and vegetables for the toppings.  Then, began to assemble the pizzas.  We brushed olive oil on the dough before putting on the sauce.  Apryle pan fried the organic Turkey bacon and then everything went on top, and into the oven for 10-12 minutes.  We had already preheated the stones at 500 degrees while we were getting everything ready to cook.

The pizza's turned out really great.  We fed a lot of people for not much money, and had a lot of fun in the process.  Personally, I liked the taste of the sourdough pizza, which is good since I am learning how to soak all of my nuts and grains.  We were able to do everything organic and it didn't cost any one person very much money.  They turned out great!

The best part of the night is..... when we watched Food, Inc.  we didn't feel at all bad about our dinner!  :)

Best of Health


  1. Great pictures! I wish we lived a little closer so that we could have been there.

  2. Me too :( It was a really interesting night of coming together to learn something new for all of us. The crust was really good. You will have to try it.