Since I’ve started on this journey with my Betty I’ve collected the discard from each feeding to create something else with along the line.
Sometimes Yacht Chef life is busy and trying new things takes more time..so I’ve not been all that inventive with my options, so far sourdough discard pancakes and sourdough discard pizza are my winners.
This pizza dough takes some time so its great to get it started early In the day before things get too crazy and use it for crew dinner or a side with dinner in the evening, I know as a Sole Chef having little tips and tricks like this in your kit are so useful.
Ok you are going to want to start this 5/6 hrs earlier than you want to use it…it takes some time to rise.
What your going to need here is
1/2 tsp instant – dry yeast
2 1/2 cups plain all purpose unbleached flour
1/2 cup Luke warm water
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of Sourdough discard
First of all lets mix up the sourdough discard and mix all the liquid in so that its all looking combined again.
Add the water flour and salt yeast in to a bowl of your stand mixer, add in the sourdough discard, mix to combine then knead with your hook until the dough wraps itself around the hook and cleans the side of the bowl, this will take 6-8 mins I’d say.
Place the dough into a greased bowl, cover and leave to rise until almost doubled in size. Depending on your starter this could be quick or take a little longer, you can also use double the active yeast if you wish to speed up the process. It should be ready in 3-4 hrs.
Once the dough has risen then you can shape your pizza and let the dough rest for 15 min before topping with your favorites.
This recipe should make 2 thin crust pizza, about 12″.
Enjoy and Happy Pizza baking.
With love always, Cupcake xx