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13 Tips For Making Pizza Dough

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Making pizza is very simple, and you can bake it without even having great culinary skills. And our tips will help you make it even easier and faster.

  1. So, if you decide to make pizza, first you need to knead the yeast dough. Let it stand for 30-60 minutes before baking. The dough must be precipitated 2 times and only then can it be laid out in the mold. To prevent the dough from sticking to your hands, you need to grease your hands with oil.
  2. You can bake pizza in the oven in 2 ways – on a baking sheet or in a frying pan, and its thickness should be at least 2 mm. Grease the baking sheet with vegetable oil.
  3. You don’t have to roll out the pizza crust – the dough is laid out on a baking sheet and evenly stretched with your fingers over the entire surface so that its edges hang down a little. Before putting the dough in the oven, it must stand for at least 5-7 minutes.
  4. If the dough is very damp, place a sheet of parchment on top of it and roll it straight through the paper.
  5. If you prefer to bake pizza in a frying pan – the classic round shape, generously grease the bottom and edges with vegetable oil, as the dough will rise a lot, and then sprinkle a little with semolina or dust with flour – so that the finished pizza can be freely removed from the mold. Put the dough in a skillet and place for 10-15 minutes in a warm place, and then in the oven.
  6. Sometimes the dough is put in the oven without filling and baked until half cooked – when it is still raw inside, and a thin crust has formed on top. At this moment, they take it out of the oven, lay out the filling in layers, and bake it until tender.
  7. The average time for baking pizza is 30-40 minutes at a temperature of 250 ° C. Each pizza is special, so there are slight differences in the recipes.
  8. So, the dough can be thin or thick. Thin is baked for 20-30 minutes. A thicker layer can be left in the oven for almost 1 hour, but at the same time reduce the heat slightly by lowering the temperature to 220 degrees C.
  9. The baking time also depends on the filling. If its layer is thin or loose, it is necessary to reduce the time; denser and bulkier require longer baking times.
  10. If you use different types of filling, then put the raw one on top (for faster cooking). In this case, it is advisable to sprinkle it with cheese or a layer of some other product so that it is not open, but languishes, as if under a lid.
  11. By the way, it is better to spread a small layer of filling on a thin crust, but not too raw. It is best if it is meat, cheese, fish, pressed or dry vegetables, and dried fruits.
  12. A thick layer of dough is good for fluffy, layered, and moist filling. You can also layout the main filling of vegetables and meat on it.
  13. If the pizza turns brown too quickly when baking, then cover it with clean paper dipped in water.
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