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12 Tips For Cooking Pizza

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Making pizza at home is now easier than ever. In supermarkets, you can find a ready-made pizza base, which is very easy to prepare with your favorite filling. You don’t need to be a chef to do this, just follow a few simple tips and you’ll save money by not ordering this dish at home. Here are some pizza-making tips you should know before you get started.

  1. Always preheat the oven before baking your pizza. If you start baking in a cold oven, then the pizza will be raw, it will take longer to bake it, and it will lose its taste.
  2. To evenly and thoroughly bake a pizza with a double filling and a diameter of 30 cm, preheat the oven to 200 ° C.
  3. Always place the pizza tray in the center of the oven.
  4. Don’t forget about potholders! You don’t want to get burned!
  5. Put the finished pizza on a flat horizontal surface, so you can cut it as evenly as possible. The layout on a wooden board or tea towel.
  6. To correctly determine if the pizza is done, make sure the cheese is completely melted and golden brown. The edge of the base should be slightly ruddy, and if you raise the bottom of the pizza a little, then the dough should have a uniform brownish color.
  7. To make your pizza taste as fresh as possible, use different herbs and spices: a mixture of Italian herbs, garlic powder, sesame seeds, etc.
  8. Pre-grease the base ready for baking with a small amount of olive oil, then it will absorb its aroma and taste very pleasant.
  9. Remember to dust the work surface with flour when rolling. Always check the thickness so that the dough is not too thin.
  10. Roll out the dough from the center to the edge, so it is evenly distributed.
  11. If the rolled base is larger than the pallet, you can cut off the excess with a knife or simply roll it up with a “tube”, but then the edge will be thick. You can also use curly scissors or edging tins to make the pizza grooved.
  12. Some vegetables, like carrots, zucchini, broccoli, require preliminary heat treatment, otherwise, the dough will not bake, but will remain raw. Onions, mushrooms, spinach, and bell peppers contain a lot of moisture and the dough can be sticky. Therefore, lightly fry (until half cooked) these products, and drain the excess liquid.
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