No-knead sourdough Pizza Crust pt. 2 (no dry yeast needed) Happy 2021!

Brunch pizza! I slightly overcooked the yolk, but I’m pretty sure my dogs enjoyed their yolk snack.

I realize that 2020 was an insane year. So I’ll just say this:

I hope 2021 is a better year for everyone.

Your requests have been heard. No one likes the, “blah, blah, blah,” at the beginning of food blog recipes, so I’ll keep this short. If you’re looking for a sourdough pizza crust recipe that doesn’t rely on active dry yeast or instant yeast for lift, this is for you. This recipe is super low maintenance; you can use discard and there’s zero fussing or kneading required.

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No-knead deep dish sourdough pizza crust

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Like many people, I have recently acquired a sourdough starter while in quarantine. I promise it’s not as intimidating as it sounds. If you haven’t started one, Zero Waste Chef has all of the resources for you.

This is an easy way to use up the discard, with a little additional “lift” from commercial yeast. The result is a flavorful, not-too-sour crust that has all of the characteristics of your favorite restaurant deep dish: the shatteringly crisp, nearly fried bottom and caramelized cheese edges with an abundance of air bubbles throughout.

Let’s get to it!

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Chocolate chip cookies for two

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I fully realize that I have been completely lazy about this whole keeping-up-with-my-blog thing. I am back to tell you about one of my favorite things: giant cookies!

*cue Buddy from Elf voice* I LOVE FAVORITE THINGS!

I have been completely obsessed with this Budget Bytes recipe for snickerdoodles for two, which yields two cafe-style (meaning, HUGE 4 inch diameter) soft cookies.

I am not sure I have ever met a cookie I didn’t like. The snickerdoodles wound up costing 42 cents per cookie, which makes it really hard for me to justify buying cookies for myself at any bakery or cafe ever again.

I thought…maybe I could riff on this recipe and create a chocolate chip cookie dough recipe for two. I tried it, and it definitely hits the spot when I need to exercise just a bit of self-control.

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