How to make a pizza dough
I know you had a chance to eat it. I’m even confident you had a chance at least once to arrange the toppings on one for yourself. But how about making an entire pizza right from the scratch? Yes, that includes the pizza dough - the very soul of every pizza!
Now, how can I motivate you to consider this instruction of making a pizza dough as something you may actually put to use sometimes? I know this doesn’t really fit nicely into a standard picture of American way of life, especially because of the time it takes. But if you want to make a difference and impress that special someone, you better go an extra mile. Trust me, it will give you some bragging rights …show more content…
This will prevent the outer layer from drying up and breaking while rising. Place it now into a bowl at least twice the size of the dough because that’s how much it will grow as the yeast is giving it a rise. After covering it with a lid or a plastic wrap, set it aside someplace worm for 2 hours.
After it has doubled in size, place the dough again on a floury surface. Sprinkle some flour on top of the dough also because it’s still greasy from olive oil. Now use your fingers to press it gently down into a flat shape, to finally make it look more and more like the pizza crust you want. You can use the rolling pin if you want, but most people just use two hands to stretch it outwards into a thin shape. Just be careful not to overstretch, you don’t need holes in the crust. Help yourself with more flour if the dough is not sliding over the surface. When done stretching, place it on top of the peel that you also first floured. Again, flouring will prevent pizza from sticking to the peel and not sliding down onto the stone in your oven.
And there you have your own pizza dough, ready for baking!
Now, here are some tips & tricks that will really make a difference in your pizza that just cannot go unnoticed:
TIP 1: The trick is to bake your pizza on the highest temperature (preheat oven to 475° F if possible) to give it a crispy taste and in about 10-15 minutes it’s done.
TIP 2: The toppings are really up to