After living in Berlin for the last year-and-a-half, we finally had our first dinner party last weekend. To make things fun (and a bit easier) we decided to throw a pizza party, using some sourdough starter to create the pizza dough. TH took the reins as pizza master, rolling out the dough and pre-baking the shells, and then everyone had a chance to make their own pie. It was really fun to see (and taste!) the different combinations and flavors that came together. My favorite was the pesto pizza with fresh mozzarella, and the spicy chicken and red onion pie.
As I’ve mentioned before, keeping up a sourdough starter means tossing a bit of it out each day. Tons of recipes have sprouted up to use this extra dough, as the sourdough can be substituted for yeast and adds flavor. Pizza dough is a relatively easy way to use up the extra sourdough, and it makes a quick and simple dinner. For our pizza party, I made several batches of dough and we ended up with a few leftover pie shells. This pizza was a Saturday morning breakfast pie, prefect with the spicy chicken and fried eggs on top.