Pizza is an enormously famous dish. The dish finds its origin in Italy, but you can eat it around the globe in many different forms. You can go to a restaurant and eat a nice pizza, but you can also easily bake one yourself. How? In this article we explain that to you step by step.
The first pizza ever was invented in Naples, where it originally was used as street food for the poor. Nowadays you can get yourself a nice cheap pizza, or you can go to a fancy restaurant and eat one there. Of course, you can also bake one yourself.
Pizza dough is not hard to make, but it takes a bit of time. The dough is made with water, salt, flour and yeast. The dough is kneaded into a soft ball and rested for a little while. Prepare your dough carefully, so that the base of your pizza is impeccable. You can, of course, also buy a nice Italian pizza base. That might save you a lot of work.
The first layers of topping on your pizza are extremely important for the taste. Make sure that the tomato sauce that you put on your dough is perfect. That means not just a tomato sauce, but a sauce with nice Italian herbs like oregano and sage. This is gonna make your pizza stand out. On top of the sauce, you put your cheese. Use a nice, soft mozzarella cheese, which easily melts.
The toppings on your pizza are obviously also very important. You can choose any topping you like. Different types of ham and vegetables like paprika and mushrooms are very popular. Don’t put too many toppings on your pizza, that will make the base soggy, while you want it crispy.
A traditional Italian pizza is baked at very high temperatures, to make the pizza nice and crispy. Sometimes the pizza is baked on fourhoundred degrees and it is cooked within 5 minutes. We understand that your over might not go that high, so choose the highest possible temperature on your oven. That way you bake your pizza to a nice crisp.