There is a reason that pizza is universally loved around the world. Quite simply, it is delicious. Pizza can be customized to suit any palette or preference. A word of warning though, not all pizzas are made equal. There is a huge variety of good pizzas, bad pizzas, and truly magnificent pizzas.
Pizza is a tasty and nourishing dish that is perfect for any occasion. If you are looking to start making your own pizza at home then you are going to want to know how to make your pizza one of the good ones. Here’s how you do it.
1. Learn how to make your own dough
Pizza dough can be bought in a store, but there really is nothing like making it at home. You will need 2 lb flour, 17 fl oz water, 0.4 oz fresh yeast, sea salt, and olive oil.
As you knead the dough, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. The dough should be kneaded consistently. If you want to dough to be light and fluffy then it is important to sift the flour. There is a lot of trial and error when you are making your pizza dough, so don’t be afraid to try variations on this recipe.
When you do this though, you should always write down what you did. You don’t want to make some pizza dough that is delicious and then not remembers the exact recipe for it afterwards. After all, you’re going to want to make it again.
2. How to add the olive oil
There are so many intricate tips to making the dough perfectly, but one, in particular, is worth highlighting. If you want to make the dough elastic then it is better to add olive oil to the flour mixture. You will then have to knead the dough until it is no longer sticky.
3. Roll out the dough by hand
As a part of the dough making process you will need to roll out the dough. Here’s how you do it. You will need to divide the dough into individual pieces. The number that you need will depend on the number of pizzas that you’re making. You should let the dough sit at room temperature for an hour after kneading so that it can rise.
Now you are ready to roll out the dough. You will want to make it as thin as it will rise as you bake it. To prevent the dough from sticking to the surface that you’re working on you should sprinkle it with flour.
4. Making the pizza crispy
Pizza needs to be crispy otherwise it is just missing that satisfying crunch. To achieve this, you will need to pre-heat the pizza oven. This will make sure that the pizza cooks evenly and you get the desired texture to the pizza base.
5. The pizza sauce
This is all about personal preference, the pizza sauce can really be anything that you like. You can have tomato sauce, pesto sauce, garlic sauce, or even no sauce at all. This is where you can start to experiment and come up with different flavour combinations that will amaze your guests.
6. The toppings
When it comes to toppings, you can really use whatever you want. There are the staples such as pepperoni, peppers and mushrooms, but you should use your imagination. There is nothing stopping you from coming up with something really original. Remember, you can always make another pizza if you don’t like how one of your attempts goes. The main thing is to have fun.