Do you want to make pizza like in a pizzeria? We’ve collected tips to help you!
- Use a wooden baking spade or a thin, rimless baking sheet. You can also prepare your pizza on a sheet of aluminum foil or parchment paper on the back of the baking sheet. Then simply discard the pizza foil from this baking tray onto the preheated baking tray.
- Sprinkle a spade or baking sheet generously with cornmeal before placing the dough.
- Bake the pizza base without topping for 5 minutes. Press down large bubbles on the dough with a wooden spoon, then lay out the filling. You can fry the wet filling ingredients, such as spinach or mushrooms, a little, so that some of the water evaporates. (If using spinach, wring it out in a paper towel.) It is good to sprinkle the base with a thin layer of cheese before adding the sauce or brush the dough with vegetable oil before placing the filling. Place the filling on the crust just before baking. If the filling lies on the raw dough for a long time, it soaks the dough and the crust turns out to be unbaked.
- Wrap the base in foil or sprinkle generously with grated cheese. If the bottom of the crust burns, place the pizza on a higher rack in the oven. If the pizza burns on one side, turn it: the oven may not heat up evenly.
- Bake the crust without filling for 10-15 minutes, until the dough rises slightly and is browned. Add the filling and continue baking.