Sourdough Pizza with Leeks and Labneh


 Sourdough pizzas are quick and easy.  Here is a brief recipe for a pizza with a leek and labneh topping.  Labneh might be an unusual ingredient, but read more about it at the bottom of the post*.  More details and pictures for this recipe can be found on our blog, here.  

The pizza dough can be prepared in the morning and then it will be ready for cooking in the evening.  Mix all the ingredients into a moist dough:

  • 250g   plain white flour
  • 150g   sourdough starter (I use a 50% water / 50% flour starter for this)
  • 1         beaten egg
  • 70g     runny yoghurt
  • 20g    olive oil
  • 5g each of sugar and salt.

Knead the dough for at least 10 minutes, place in a large, oiled bowl, cover and leave somewhere warm for at least 6 hours. 

An hour before eating, heat the oven to 250 degrees F (500 C or Gas Mark 10). Place the baking tray or cloche in the oven to heat. 

Cook the leeks slowly in olive oil for 20 - 30 minutes; do not add salt until the end of the cooking time.

  • 6        large leeks, cleaned and sliced into coins (not too thick)
  • 2tbs   olive oil
  • 1tsp   salt
  • 200g  labneh (or ricotta / mozzarella)

Knock down the dough and divide it in half.  Place the first half on a floured surface and sprinkle more flour on top of the dough; shape it gently into a round, approx 25cm in diameter, and place it onto the baking tray (it will be delicate so move with care).  Then spread half the leeks across the surface and dot spoonfuls of labneh on top.  Repeat for the second half of dough.

Bake in a hot oven for 20 - 30 minutes, or until the pizza is cooked.

*Labneh is salted, strained youghurt, more like cream cheese in consistency.  It can be found in Middle Eastern shops.



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Maedi 2012 April 23

This looks absolutely delicious! I love the flavours going on here, thanks for the recipe.

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Karniecoops 2012 April 25

 Been making some pizzas myself lately, and love the sound of this! Lebneh is great but never had it on pizza. I wil be trying it!


timb 2012 April 28

Thanks KC, and thanks for your comment on our blog!

I am so pleased you have resumed your Local Breads project, which I enjoy following, 

Happy baking!



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