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Old Fashioned Sour Dough Pizza Dough Recipe

Before the days of instant yeast, almost every baker kept sour dough on hand to provide the rise for his or her bread. Sour dough breads, like this pizza crust, do not have to be sour. Many of them can be quite sweet. It all depends on how long the dough is allowed to rise and develop flavor.

If you have sour dough at home, you will be thrilled with the pizza this recipe creates. It is a great way to use up excess starter, since you can make the sour dough pizza in advance and freeze the shells. Then thaw them, top, and bake! You will be ready for unexpected company, and everyone will love the results.

Pizza is hip and trendy, but it has been around for more than a century, so as well as this modern appeal it also boats a historic appeal which traditionalists will love. Stick with an old-fashioned recipe rather than a stuffed-crust or other modern take on pizza, and you can be sure to enjoy something with a wonderful flavor, which has been made that way for many years. Continue reading

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