We’re all desperate for pizza, all the time. Who doesn’t love pizza? It’s one of the best foods you can eat, and we have the Italians to thank for it. But not everyone knows how to make a GOOD pizza. Sure, you might know how to make an average pizza, but there is a clear difference between an average and a good pizza.
In this article, we are going to teach you how to make not a good pizza, but the perfect pizza. Stick around as we’re absolutely positive that you will find this article useful.
Step 1: The Ingredients and the Technique
Preparing the pizza dough is the most important step and if you fail this step, you might as well throw it in the trash. For the perfect dough, you will need 2lb (900 g) flour, 0.4 oz (10 g) fresh yeast, 17 fl oz (0.5 l) water, 0.4 oz (10 g) vegetable or olive oil, and 0.8 oz (20 g) sea salt.
These are the ingredients you will need to make the perfect dough. Once you’ve got everything you need, knead the dough constantly until it’s lighter and fluffy. Constantly add flour and in a bowl, dissolve the yeast into cold water until it’s completely dissolved. Knead the remaining of the dough along with the yeast.
Step 2: Add the Olive Oil
During kneading the dough, add olive oil to make it more elastic. Keep kneading until the dough is no longer sticky.
Step 3: Roll out the Dough
Leave the dough to rise at room temperature for about one hour; this will increase the dough in volume by two times. Once an hour passes, start rolling out the dough as tiny as you can with your hands. Add flour on top of it and start stretching it gently from the middle outwards to get the most out of it.
Step 4: Making the Crust Crispy
The best pizza crust must be crispy, a tip we got from the guys over at slicelife.com. To do this, grease the baking pan over with some olive oil and sprinkle flour on top to avoid the dough from sticking to the pan. Place the dough inside the pan and stretch it to the ends of it. Next up is to spread the chosen toppings over it and place it in a preheated oven at 390 degrees F (200 degrees C) for a total of 10 minutes.
Step 5: Picking the Sauce
Take out the pan after 10 minutes and start picking the sauce. We always recommend tomato as the base of it, but you can use cream cheese, hummus, or pesto sauce; each one of them complements pizza extremely fine.
Step 6: Choose Your Toppings
Now that you’ve got everything ready, it’s time for the final step and that’s choosing the toppings. A general rule of thumb is to use no more than 4 toppings per pizza. There should be just one layer of topping approximately 1 cm thick. The top layer should always be cheese, while your remaining 3 toppings should be between the tomato sauce and the grated cheese.
The Best Pizza Toppings
- Bacon Pizza: bacon, salami, tomato sauce, peppers, cheese
- Mushroom and Onion Pizza: mushrooms, onion, cheese, bacon, tomato sauce
- Chicken Pesto Pizza: chicken breasts, cheese, tomato sauce, mushrooms, bacon
- Ground Beef Pizza: beef, tomato sauce, cheese, fresh herbs