How To Make Pizza

A wise man once said, you can never go wrong with pizza. With this we very much agree. But as anyone who has made a pizza before knows, there are a lot of defining factors that go into making an amazing product. Good sauce is a must and finding a good cheese or cheese combination is definitely up there too but that’s not what we came here to talk about. We came here to talk about the crust, which can ultimately be the defining factor of a miss or pizza bliss. Don’t worry though, it doesn’t take much to get a dough that’ll never fail you. All it takes it a bit of the right ingredients, some patience and a couple techniques to ensure that perfect product.

We’re showing you how to make an unbeatable one in this online cooking class with our pastry arts expert. We even have a special guest making an appearance so be sure to not miss this one!

Pizza Dough
3 cups bread flour
2 ¼ teaspoon instant dry yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water, room temp
¼ cup olive oil

  1. Using the straight dough method, combine the flour sugar, salt and yeast in a bowl and add the water and olive oil, holding back about 1 ½ teaspoon of oil.
  2. Mix the dough on a mixer or knead by hand until the dough passes the window pane test and the gluten is developed. Oil a bowl and place the dough inside, oil the top of the dough, cover the bowl with plastic and set the dough aside until it doubles in size.
  3. Knock the down back by hand and then form the dough in a ball and roll to desired thickness. Dock the dough with a fork and bake at 425 degrees until set.
  4. Cool and top the pizza with desired sauce and toppings and bake at 425 degrees until the cheese turns brown around the edges. For a 12” thin pizza this will take 20-25 minutes.
  5. Cut and serve.

Note: if the dough is too sticky add a little extra flour and if the dough is too dry and a little extra water.

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