How Can I Make Quality Pizza at Home?
Hey, crazy pizza lovers! Don’t you think we are paying huge bucks to the pizzerias for our sumptuous cheesy delights for a very long time? Do you not feel that each minute of starving for our pizza after placing the order is too long? Moreover, the struggle doesn’t end here…that thick and soggy crust after the long look up seems to be so disappointing!
Here is the perfect guide that will help you resolve your complaints with pizzas and would help you cook easy homemade pizza that customized specially for your taste buds.
It’s very easy to prepare for instant use or to store pre-made pizza crust. There are two basic steps- first, make the Pizza crust and next, prepare sauce and other toppings. If, however, you need your pizza right now, you can skip the first step and go for ready made pizza crusts.
How to make Pizza Crust?
(Makes one large Pizza)
- 2 cups of all purpose flour,
- 1 teaspoon active-dry yeast,
- 3/4 cup of luke warm water,
- 1 teaspoon salt and
- 1 teaspoon sugar.
- Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water in a bowl. Let it stand until the yeast granules get completely mixed up. Now add the all purpose flour to the mixture and stir it well until the mixture gets fluffy.
- Finally knead the dough with a mixer or by the using hand force. Knead it until it forms a smooth and spring like texture. If it so happens that the dough formed is sticky, then add some flour to it. Try to limit excessive use of flour. Now let it rest for an hour.
- Then roll out the pizza approximately into 14” inch diameter. Take a handsome amount of dough and start rolling it. It may feel difficult to stretch it at first, but relax, take your time and fix it properly.
- Now set the oven to pre-heat at 220 degree Centigrade. Then place the rolled dough on a non-stick plate in the oven. Bake it for 5 minutes. This method will help secure the pizza crust from getting soggy and would ensure a crispy crust.
- You can now directly use the Pizza crust or can store it in the refrigerator for up to three months. For storing the pre-made pizza crust safely, make sure it’s covered it with a plastic food wrap.
So, your home made Pizza crusts are ready for instant use whenever required- may it be a surprise call from your friends, a home party or the perfect delight for your children.
For making Pizza Sauce:
- 300 grams Tomatoes
- Few cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 1 tsp Chili Flakes
- 11/2 tsp Sugar
- Salt as per taste
- Blanch the tomatoes in hot water and peel them off. Now roughly chop them into cubes.
- Heat Olive oil in a pan, add garlic cloves and sauté until it leaves its raw smell.
- Now add the tomatoes and salt as per taste and let it cook for another 5 minutes.
- Now add chili flakes, sugar and season it with oregano. Your pizza sauce is ready. You can even opt for the ready made ones available in general grocery stores.
For making Pizza:
- Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree Centigrade for 15 minutes.
- Take the Pizza Crust, brush it up with butter/ olive oil (as per preference).
- Place pizza sauce over it as required.
- Top the crust with veggies of your choice, chicken, beacon or any topping ofyour preference.
- Add some good amount of cheese over it, season with Italian herbs and bake it for 20 minutes at 220 degree centigrade.
However there are some precautions to be taken care of:
- Do not forget to pre heat the oven before placing the crust. If preheating isnot done properly then the dough would not bake properly.
- Activate the yeast before you add flour to it.
- The crust should not be rolled out to be very thin. It must have the potential to give support to the sauce, toppings and cheese.
- Do not remove the pizza from oven until the cheese is completely melted and turns on to brown color.
Just by following these steps you can get a drooling delight at your own place. This easy homemade pizza recipe will prove to be the star of your dinner table.