May 28, 2024


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How to Make a Great Homemade Pizza

Every Friday and Saturday night, millions of Pizzas are devoured across the planet. This article is dedicated to those who love but have no idea on how to make homemade pizza. Pizza is one of the most popular foods ever created due primarily to 3 things; Easy to make, tastes great and cheap to make.

A perfect combination of crust, sauce, cheese and various toppings can make a homemade pizza an awesome experience for the taste buds. From mom and pop pizza shops to pizza conglomerates, the Pizza industry reportedly comprises a multi-billion dollar industry in the US alone. Franchises across the country are devoted to perfecting the pizza pie to draw in the millions of families who see pizza night out as a family tradition.

To make a great homemade pizza, two fundamental components need to be in place; the crust and sauce before the pie can be designated a success. There are a variety of crust choices to select from that set the foundation for the rest of the dish. Thick, thin and Sicilian are just a few of the types of pizza crusts that can set the stage for a truly delectable dining experience.

To truly create a good homemade pizza, you can make a nice gluten free or wheat based dough within about 20 minutes, or if time is short, you purchase a pre-made crust from the grocery store and have several choices to select from:

1. Ready made pizza crusts can be a great substitute for a homemade crust

2. Some Grocery stores will stock pre-made pizza dough in the dairy aisle. These may already be frozen and will need to thawed before they can be rolled out into a pizza. If not frozen, they may only be fresh for a limited period of time, but can be frozen later on if not used within the expiration period

3. Some Pizza Shops sell their dough at a very affordable price. This can be a great time saver while still getting an authentic pizza crust.

Once the desired pizza crust is selected, the sauce is the next critical ingredient in defining whether the pizza would be a successful experience or not. A basic pizza sauce consists of tomato sauce, oregano, basil and garlic powder and rosemary. Each of these spices can be added in various measurements based on taste preference.

After the crust is rolled out, add the sauce mixture with a ladle. Spread the sauce in a circular motion until the entire pizza crust is covered. Add a layer of fresh mozzarella cheese. The authentic Italian shops will use sliced mozzarella, but shredded will also do.

Place the pizza in a preheated oven set at about 350 for about 12-14 minutes. When the cheese is bubbling and the crust is turning to a golden brown, the pizza is ready. Slice into eight pieces and enjoy.