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6 Tips to Make Great Pizza at Home

Date:02-06-2013 15:40:13 read:3
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Who does not love the yummy taste of pizza? Making a pizza at home is simple. But, do you get the same great taste as popular or branded pizzas? If not, then we will give you some quick tips to make great pizza at home, read on.

1. It is about the crust

A great pizza is about a great crust. A soggy crust pizza cannot be eaten. Always partially bake the pizza crust. Do not top the veggies and cheese on the crust before baking; this can leave the crust soggy. It is always a good idea to partially bake the crust, add the toppings and then bake it again. When the crust has a brown tint, it is fully baked. Do not overdo the baking of the crust. Also, use all purpose flour for a yummy tender crust.

2. Homemade dough

Homemade dough is better than the ready made pizza base. To prepare a homemade pizza dough, add some bread flour to the all purpose flour mix. Bread flour would make the dough soft, which will help to make the crust crispy. Knead the homemade dough for about five to eight minutes and then refrigerate the dough for about three to four hours. This would give you a perfect pizza bread base.

3. Arrangement of toppings

For a thin crust pizza, use limited toppings. If you use too many toppings, then the crust would be soggy. Use limited veggies and cheese for a 12” thin crust pizza. For a larger pizza base, experiment with different toppings and seasonings. Use four to five different veggies with the classic cheese on this pizza base.

4. Experiment with sauce

Experiment with the sauce to make a great pizza. Use a pasta or pesto sauce to get an awesome taste. Always remember to spread the sauce evenly on the pizza base. Use an even brush to spread the sauce. Place your toppings after the sauce and then the cheese.

5. Grill or barbecue

Make your pizza interesting and yummy by using a griller or a barbecue. Dump that oven and place the pizza on the hot barbecue. This can give a smoky flavor to the pizza making it even more delicious. Pizza can also be made on a hot stone to get the stone fired pizza effect. This would give you the same flavor as a branded stone fired pizza.

6. Try out

Experiment with lots of things to make a great pizza at home. If the pizza base is crispy, then experimenting with toppings can be fun. Use different types of cheese for different flavors. Do not forget to add basil to other mixed Italian seasonings on your pizza.

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