Everybody knows that there is nothing better than a homemade pizza. Buying and eating frozen pizza from your local supermarket just isn’t the same as making a delicious pizza by yourself at home. The process of making a pizza is also extremely fun, especially if you are doing it with someone else. Making a pizza with a loved one gives you the chance to make some creative pizzas while also telling some ridiculous pizza jokes & puns while you do it. Though making a pizza isn’t the hardest task in the world, if you want to make the perfect homemade pizza there are first some things that you need to do in order to make it a success. Here is the beginner’s guide to making the perfect homemade pizza.
Pick out your toppings
The first thing you should do when you are planning out the perfect pizza is picked the right toppings. Now, it is important to pick items that you love and not just ones that look good as you will be the one that eats them. If you are a meat-eater, the one warning that we will give you is to not get too carried away when it comes to picking the meat toppings as adding too many meats on top of your pizza may make it incredibly greasy. Nobody wants greasy pizza, as it makes it difficult to eat and may make you feel unwell afterwards.
The same can be said when it comes to cheese, you may want to try branch out and use a fancier cheese. It is important to remember that not all cheese works for a pizza. Some cheese will have a higher fat content which means that it may have more oils in them. If this is the case then you may end with a greasy pizza, which once again isn’t very appetising. Something else that you should take into account is that different cheeses have different melting points. This means that some cheese may take longer to melt than others. You want to make sure that your cheese cooks at the same rate as your dough, as the last thing you want is for your cheese to burn before your dough is finished cooking and this is why most people use mozzarella when they are cooking pizza, as this matches up perfectly. If you do want to add another cheese on your pizza, we recommend that you use a mozzarella majority then add any extra cheese that you would like on top of that as a little extra.
The dough is arguably the most important part of a pizza. You can’t go wrong with cheese and a good topping of your choice, but if dough doesn’t have the right texture and flavour, it can make the pizza extremely off-putting. Once cooked, a good pizza dough will have crispy edges and a soft base, which doesn’t feel too soggy under the topping.
Making dough can be a difficult affair, so don’t be ashamed to purchase a premade dough or dough mixture. If you do want to make your own door, it can be done quite easily and quite well. The ingredients are quite straightforward and the main things you will need is flour, salt, yeast and vegetable oil. We also recommend that you add sugar as this will make the dough taste much better.
During the process of making your dough, you have to make sure that you follow certain steps. First of all, you should mix all of your dry and wet ingredients separately. You then need to incorporate the two and mix well. Make sure that you don’t overmix your dough, as this will knock all of the air out of the mixture and make your base quite thin and tough. Make sure that you incorporate all of the ingredients and once you have done that, you are essentially good to go.
Be sure to take time to let the dough rest in a covered bowl. You want to aim for a thick dough that is jam-packed with flavour and so giving the dough time to rise will ensure that you get a great product in the end.