Discard pizza

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 12-24 hours (sourdough discard fermentation)
Baking Time: 10-15 minutes
Total Time: 12-24 hours and 25-30 minutes
Servings: 2-4 servings


For the dough:

  • 1 cup sourdough discard
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the toppings:

  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Your favorite pizza toppings (pepperoni, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc.)
  • Fresh basil leaves (optional)


  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the sourdough discard, all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder, and olive oil. Mix until a dough forms.
    • Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Shape the dough into a ball.
  2. First Fermentation:
    • Place the dough ball in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it ferment at room temperature for 12-24 hours, or until it doubles in size.
  3. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C). Place a pizza stone or inverted baking sheet in the oven to preheat.
  4. Shape the Pizza:
    • Once the dough has fermented, punch it down and divide it into two equal portions for smaller pizzas or leave it as one for a larger pizza.
    • On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion of dough into a circle of your desired thickness.
  5. Add Toppings:
    • Place the rolled-out dough on a piece of parchment paper. Spread pizza sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
    • Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce, then add your favorite toppings.
  6. Bake the Pizza:
    • Carefully transfer the parchment paper with the assembled pizza to the preheated pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven.
    • Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly and melted.
  7. Serve:
    • Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh basil leaves if desired.
    • Slice the pizza and serve hot. Enjoy your homemade sourdough discard pizza!

Note: Feel free to customize the toppings according to your preference. You can also experiment with adding herbs and spices to the dough for extra flavor.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *