How To Make Pizza At Home


You can make a pizza party at home and pizzas can be as tasty as some of the best on the planet. With little planning and practice, you will become good at it, we are here to help though.

How To Make Pizza At Home

Before You Start

  • Plan to make the dough at least one day before you are to make pizza so you have enough time for the dough to rise.
  • Make sure that you have a food scale for flour and yeast.
  • Pizza stone or steel dish to cook on. Heat in a very hot oven for at least an hour before cooking.

Prove The Dough

You can have the dough ready in 3-4 hours. But planning gives the pizza structure as the dough needs time. You can use the same dough for other week nights if you make too much in the weekend. The dough can last 2-3 days in the fridge!

We normally put the dough in a pot with a lid on then store in the fridge over night. 

Dough recipe

Shaping The Pizza

With some practice you can make shape a thin circle of dough, with a raised edge around. 

Pizza Filling

The act of topping a pizza is light. You can make as many pizza's as you like however not to overload the base, particularly around the pizza center because you want to cook the crust. Two tablespoons of sauce or cream (liquid) are enough and a small drizzle of olive oil.

Pizza Sauce

Pizza sauce does not need to be cooked so no reason to use the supermarket ready sauce. Instead buy a tin of whole tomatoes, drain it, season it olive oil and pinch of salt. Use a stick blender to finish it - make it into chunky sauce. 

Pizza Cheeses

Mozzarella is the must have pizza cheese. Depending on the sort of pizza you are creating, any good melting cheese will taste great such as fontina, Cheddar, Colby, blue cheese, and smoked Gouda... all makes for delicious pizzas.

Pizza Meats

Pizza cooking is fast so meats will need be cooked. Sausage and meatballs are great to start. Pepperoni, ham and cold cuts should perhaps go onto the pizza midway or at the end of the cooking process so they don't dry out in the heat.

Seafood is another favourite toppings for pizzas. Anchovies give special taste as prawns, clams, squid and mussels, or smoked salmon, particularly when paired with salad, lemon, crème fraîche and capers.

Plus you can add eggs but we think you should cook fry them first and add on later.

Pizza Vegetables

You can put vegetables on your pizzas. You just have to judge the time and how much. Herbs is easy to finish to get a lift. However other veggies such as eggplant, zucchini, mushroom, capsicum, asparagus, sprouts and even potato can go on there. Please cook the hard veggies as it would not cook with the pizza. 

Cooking the Pizza

We cook our pizza in special design 90 second cooking process oven. You can cook them on the top of a stone or steel. You can cook them on cook top or BBQ outdoor. 

If you bake them in the oven then you will need to heat your oven to the highest heat possible. Place a stone or steel inside the oven so they are super hot! Use the pizza peel if you have any. Or not then when you are ready, take the stone or steel out, place your pizza on it to cook. You have to do it quickly to stop the heat lost.

You can cook the pizza on top the the stove using a very thick pan. Add some olive oil then fry both side for few minutes. They cook quite fast! Then you can add the filling in. Put the cover on for few minutes. Your pizza shall be ready.

You can always grill pizza on your BBQ - repeat the same process as cooking on the stove.


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