Top Five Tips for making the Perfect Homemade Pizza 

 Originally Written: April 17, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on April 17, 2009 by Hanna Trafford


Top Five Tips for making the Perfect Homemade Pizza:

1. Assemble your pizza pie on order:

Sauce, Cheese, Toppings, More cheese if you desire or

Oil, Cheese, Toppings, Cheese, Oil

Remember that you don’t need to drown your pizza in sauce – I recommend maximum of 1/ cup of sauce. Spread it using a large spoon or if you are using oil insteaad of pizza, apply that with a pastry brush and drizzle little more over the pizza after you have put all your toppings on.

2.Spread sauce, oil and toppings only within the rim of the crust:

Never cover your pizza dough all the way to the edge

3. All ingredients you are using need to finish cooking at the same time:

If you need to, pre-cook toppings that take longer to cook – like peppers. Also – pre-cook ingredients that tend to be watery – like eggplant or mushrooms. And make sure that whatever ingredients you pre-cook, you also let cool down before putting them on your pizza – hot or warm ingredinets will ruin your pizza dough!

4.Less in more:

Avoid putting absolutely everything you can think of on your pizza. It will actually taste better if you use 3-4 well chosen toppings. There is always an exception as there is to just about to every rule. Personally – there are times I really enjoy totally loaded pizza – just be careful to pre-cook and use ingredients that actually taste good together!

5.Bake you pizza in a very hot oven:

A 500F oven is perfect! Lower temperature is kind of OK if you oven doesn’t go that high – just cook your pizza a little longer. The kind of pizza you may have enjoyed in a restaurant or a specialty pizza place is  cooked on a pizza stone – and thaqt is the only way I would recommend that you cook your pizza as well!

For Authentic Italian pizza recipes, click on the link below:

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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