Craving for pizza? Don’t immediately resort to buying! If you’ve got an oven, the right kitchen tools, and the ingredients you need for pizza, why not try your luck at home? Your homemade pizza could be just as good (if not better) than any other pizza. You’ll never know if you never try!
Don’t know where to start? We’re here to help! We’ll walk you through how to make pizza crust, toppings, the perfect temperature, and how long to bake a pizza. Read on and make your best pizza ever.
It Starts with the Base
Let’s start with the base, the crispy crust that holds it all together. There are several options for pizza dough: You can make pizza with store-bought dough, use pre-baked crusts, pita bread for small pizzas, or make your own. If you’re making pizza dough at home, a few kitchen tools can help you create a smooth dough that isn’t overworked or underworked. Let’s dive in as we go through the step by step for making pizza dough.
Making Your Own Pizza Sauce
There are delicious pre-made marinara sauces for pizza available at the supermarket. Beyond red pizza sauces, don’t forget you can use pesto sauces, white sauces, or even simple olive oil and garlic sauce. But making your pizza sauce isn't complicated if you want a bit of personalisation. For this blog, we’ll create a classic and easy pizza sauce.
Prepping the Toppings
There’s almost no limit to the toppings you can put on a pizza. Tomato sauce and pepperoni? Classic. Pineapple and bacon? For sure. Chicken pesto? Love it! The best part of making your pizza is being able to create your combinations. Remember, you can always experiment with different toppings whether sweet, savoury or unique. Your kitchen, your rules!
Layering the Pizza
There are no exact rules in layering your pizza. But if you mess up with the layering, you might get a possible pizza fail. Before layering the pizza, start preheating thepizza stone in the oven between 250 to 260 °C.
Tip: Jiggle the peel to make sure the pizza isn't sticking. You want it to slide off the peel easily. If it's stuck, gently lift the sticky dough and dust with a wee bit more flour or cornmeal.
Tip: The pizza is done when the cheese is melted to a medium-to-dark brown.
While trying your Best Pizza Ever, make sure to let it cool before munching on it. Remember, heat is conserved in the wet sauce and insulating layer of cheese, so if you’re going to get a slice fresh from the oven, lift the heat-trapping lid of cheese with a fork, and you’ll see how the steam pours off. Either way, feel the burning sensation if you prefer and enjoy your pizza! If you're looking for more pizza products, just head on over to ourwebsite and check out our Pizza Essentials.