How to make homemade pizza: A step-by-step Guide
Pizza is easily one of the most popular dishes in the world. Cooking your own pizza at home is easy, tasty and much cheaper than buying it ready-made. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make an amazing homemade pizza.
Step 1: Making The Dough
- Ingredients: For making basic pizza dough, you will need ⅔ cup warm water, 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 ½ teaspoons of instant yeast.
- In a medium bowl, mix together warm water and yeast until dissolved. Add the flour, olive oil, sugar and salt. Mix until combined.
- Knead the dough for 5 minutes until it becomes smooth and springy to the touch.
- Form the dough into a ball and place into a lightly floured bowl. Cover the bowl with a damp kitchen towel and leave to rise in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size.
- Once the dough is doubled in size, knead it lightly and roll it out into a thin round.
Step 2: Preparing the Toppings
For toppings on your pizza, you can use any combination of ingredients you prefer. Some popular options are cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions and olives.
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Slice or dice the toppings of your choice into small pieces and set aside.
- Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce over the pizza dough.
- Sprinkle your favorite cheese over the tomato sauce.
- Add the toppings of your choice to the pizza.
- Sprinkle crushed black pepper or garlic powder to taste over the pizza.
Step 3: Baking the Pizza
- Place the pizza into the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove the pizza from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
- Enjoy your homemade pizza!