Vegan Sourdough Pizza Crust

Vegan sourdough pizza crust recipe

This simple recipe requires a sourdough starter. It’s also a recipe that I found on the internet and tweaked for my own tastes and preferences. Given the eating habits of those in my home, I have made sure that this recipe is vegan.

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup for solids
  • Measuring cup for liquids
  • Mixing spoon
  • Teaspoon

Ingredients for Vegan Sourdough Pizza Crust

I’ve included the measurements in grams because I recently picked up a kitchen scale. It measures in grams, so I thought it’d be fun to include that way to measure out the ingredients.

  • 1 cup of sourdough starter (240 grams)
  • 1/2 cup of warm water (118 grams)
  • 2 and a 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour (300 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (6 grams)

Prep Time

The initial dough mixing takes about 15 minutes. Moving the risen dough to a pan takes another 10-12 minutes. Adding the toppings to the pizza can take up to 5 minutes or so. Finally, cooking time is between 8 and 15 minutes.

Preparation

  1. Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  2. Place the dough out onto a floured counter and knead for 8 to 10 minutes. (Having a dough cutter to help move the dough around is helpful as sourdough is a typically stickier dough.)
  3. Place the kneaded dough in a greased bowl and cover loosely with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap. 
  4. Allow the dough to rest in the bowl for 2 to 4 hours – until is doubles in size.
  5. Take the dough out of the bowl and place it on the counter. Divide the dough in half and shape each piece into 2 round disks – about 10 inches in diameter.
  6. Place the shaped dough onto a moderately oiled cast iron skillet or pan. 
  7. Cover and let rest for 30 to 60 minutes – or until the dough rises to your preferred thickness.
  8. While the dough is resting and rising, preheat the oven to 500°F.
  9. When the dough is done rising, and the oven is at the right temperature, add your preferred toppings and sauce.
  10. Place the cast iron pan into the oven to cook. Cook the pizza for 8-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the dough.