Best Temperature For Homemade Pizza In a Home Oven

Best Temperature For Homemade Pizza In a Home Oven

Different styles of pizza require different cooking temperatures to get the best results—and homemade pizza is no exception. Homemade pizza should be cooked at a temperature of 500F (260C) or higher for 10-12 minutes when using a pizza steel, pizza stone, or parchment paper. If you’re making homemade pizza using a baking pan, it should…

How To Defrost Pizza Dough – From Frozen To Edible Fast

How To Defrost Pizza Dough – From Frozen To Edible Fast

Pizza dough takes time to make, so many people opt to make a large batch and freeze it. Others buy it frozen from the grocery store to begin with. Working with frozen pizza dough isn’t difficult at all, but many people struggle when it comes to how and when to defrost it. The best way…

How Much Yeast Do You Put In Pizza Dough? An Expert Answers.

How Much Yeast Do You Put In Pizza Dough? An Expert Answers.

If you’ve made pizza dough before, you know it can sometimes be a challenge to figure out the right balance of ingredients to get that perfectly airy and tasty crust. Among the most important of these ingredients is yeast – but how much yeast should actually you put in a pizza dough? In general, you…

When To Add Basil To Pizza – Your Guide To Using Fresh & Dry Basil

When To Add Basil To Pizza – Your Guide To Using Fresh & Dry Basil

Basil is one of the most common pizza seasonings around the world. It’s in the sauce, sprinkled on top of the cheese and sometimes added as fresh leaves. But when should basil be added to a pizza? In a home oven, fresh basil should be added to pizza after its baked. In a wood-fired oven,…

How Does Pizza Dough Rise? The Yeast – Gluten Connection

How Does Pizza Dough Rise? The Yeast – Gluten Connection

I get a lot of questions about pizza dough preparation – how to handle the dough, how to knead it, proof it, etc. But quite often these questions reveal to me that lots of people don’t understand the most basic concept of baking – how pizza dough rises. Pizza dough rises when the yeast consumes…

Why Your Pizza Dough Isn’t Rising – The Top 7 Reasons Explained

Why Your Pizza Dough Isn’t Rising – The Top 7 Reasons Explained

Sometimes I take for granted that when I make a pizza dough it’s going to rise in the time I expect it to (or at all). But recently I was forced to diagnose this issue when my dough suddenly decided not to rise. Pizza dough doesn’t rise when the yeast is dead or hasn’t been…

Should Pizza Dough Have Oil And Sugar? Yes – Here’s Why

Should Pizza Dough Have Oil And Sugar? Yes – Here’s Why

Traditionally, pizza dough has only four ingredients – flour, water, yeast and salt. However, lots of recipes call for adding sugar and oil as well. So, is using sugar and oil just a matter of personal preference and why should they be added in at all? Yes, sugar and oil should be added to pizza…