Pizza dough and bread dough contain the same basic ingredients; yeast, flour and water, with salt, oil and perhaps a little sugar in some recipes. The difference between different kinds of dough is the proportion of the ingredients you use.
Slightly changing these proportions will result in a noticeable difference in your finished product’s taste and texture. In this article, we explain how each one of these ingredients affects the outcome of your dough. By understanding what is happening, you will be able to alter dough recipes to suit your own taste and preference.
You can also use the sourdough calculator on this page to create your own recipes, which you can email to yourself for added convenience. (For a short version of this calculator go to: Sourdough Bread or Pizza Recipe)