Learn How to Make Perfect Pizza at home! Pizza is so versatile and not difficult to make once you understand the basics! Follow along for all the tips and tricks and a whole lot of pizza recipes to get you going!
The Basics For Making Pizza
Learn how to make homemade Pizza Dough with ease and how to top your base with a great PIzza Sauce. Check out these posts to learn everything you need to be on your way to perfect pizza every single time!
Every great pizza starts with a great base. Without that perfect crust, it's just not a great pizza. It isn't complicated, distressing, or difficult. Just take a little patience, time and a whole lot of love! Find out how to make Pizza Dough!
You can’t beat the richness and taste of Homemade Marinara Sauce. This is a sauce I’ve been making for two decades, it’s highly versatile and easy to store. Made using canned tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, olive oil, a few herbs along with salt and pepper, it’s stuff you’ll probably have on hand.
You can make the best Pizza Dough and Pizza Sauce in the world, but if you don’t have the right tools for the job, you just might not get that pizza perfection. Here’s what you’ll need.
Parchment Paper – Use parchment paper to make your pizza on. This way you will easily be able to slide the pizza into the oven.
Pizza Board – The pizza board is used to slide the pizza into the oven onto the cast iron plate. It will just come off really easy doing it this way.
Heavy hot plate (I use cast iron) – It’s crucial to have a very hot surface to cook your pizza on. Without a hot surface the pizza won’t get the crisp base. Ideally, use the best quality and heaviest baking surface you have. You can use a pizza stone, baking steel or a cast iron slab like I use here. Preheat in the oven about 40 minutes before baking your pizza.
Use a very hot oven – When making Thin Crust Pizzas, preheat your oven to the hottest setting. If you are cooking a thicker crust pizza like the Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza, set the oven to 425 degrees f/220 degrees c.
Place the rack at the lowest setting – To ensure a well cooked and crispy base on a pizza, place the oven rack at the lowest setting.
Make this Mushroom and Caper Pizza for your next pizza night in! A crispy thin crust using homemade Pizza Dough with a rich tomato Marinara Sauce. Then topped with sweet caramelized onions, earthy mushrooms, tangy capers and fresh mozzarella cheese.
Why not combine your favourite Alfredo sauce with sauteed mushrooms, mozzarella cheese piled on top of a crisp pizza base! This Mushroom Alfredo Pizza just might have to go on your dinner rotation soon!
Let's face it, sometimes we just want a big greasy pizza. And the answer to that craving has got to be none other than the original Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza. Keep reading to get your best take out pizza at home!
I have found my new favourite pizza! I have never in my life thought a pizza could be a pizza without tomato sauce, and I was wrong. I made this Spinach & Alfredo Whole Wheat Pizza recently and fell in love. Take a look and try it for yourself!
Why not make these Tri Bell Pepper Mini Pizzas this weekend! A great way to entertain kids and adults alike as everyone will love this quick and easy little pizzas. Topped with Marinara Sauce, mozzarella cheese and fresh bell peppers for a delicious lunch or snack on the go.
If you've never tried Cheesy Garlic Fingers, what are you waiting for? These are a classic East Coast Canadian treat. Great served as an appetizer, a side dish or a starter. Great however you choose to serve them. Take a look!
A classic pizzeria favourite, Garlic Knots. I only recently learned how to make these and was so impressed with how they turned out. Everyone in the house loved them and we'll be making them again and again!
Make this delicious and fun Cheesy Pull Apart Christmas Bread this holiday season. By using premade pizza dough, mozzarella pearls and garlic butter, this makes for a beautiful addition to a Christmas party buffet table or a dinner side dish.
All Pizza Dough starts with the basics of strong flour, yeast, sugar, salt, olive oil and water.
Can you freeze pizza dough?
Yes, you can successfully freeze pizza dough. Divide the pizza dough into portions and tightly wrap it in plastic wrap. It will freeze up to about three months. Allow it to defrost in the fridge and bring it to room temperature before using.
Can you make thin crust and thick crust pizza with the same dough?
Yes, you can make thin crust and thick crust with the same dough. You just roll thin crust pizza dough thinner that you would for thick crust pizza.