Traditional and still the best way to prepare pizza - by hand. Therefore, the best pizza is the one you made yourself. Without fuss, in the charming atmosphere of Italian cuisine, you can create homemade cakes and make friends happy. The dish is prepared very simply and quickly, and each hostess can add a culinary flavor to make it unique.
Benefits of home-made pizza
The main advantage of self-baked cookies is an absolute match to your tastes. You can choose the thickness of the dough, combine the products for the filling and spread them in the amount that you want. Once your homemade pizza is taken out of the oven, you can immediately begin its tasting. You can be assured of the quality of the products that were used. If you have not found your favorite pizzeria in your city, cooking with your own hands will be the best choice.
How to make everything right?
You do not need much time for cooking. You can bake pizza in the oven on a baking tray or in a conventional frying pan.
If you decide to use the oven, select the yeast dough. Beforehand, it must be held for 30-40 minutes in a warm place and during this time 1-2 times precipitated. The dough can not be rolled out. It is enough to lay it on a baking tray and stretch it with your fingers to the desired size. The optimum thickness is no more than 2 cm, but you can choose - roll the cake thin or thick. After molding the cake, allow it to stand for 5-7 minutes.
If you use a frying pan, grease it with pre-vegetable oil and sprinkle the walls with flour. After that, put the dough, smooth and let it brew for 5-7 minutes.
The resulting cake should be baked beforehand. To do this, preheat the oven to 220 ° C. If the dough is rolled thickly, the baking time is 15 minutes, if thin - only 10. When the cake is a little damp inside, but ruddy outside, it's time to spread the filling. Use for this meat, fish, smoked products, vegetables, tomato or cream sauce. Sprinkle all with cheese. A good example of the layout of ingredients is «Japanese» and «Mediterranean» pizza.
The total baking time is 30-40 minutes at 220 ° C. When the layer of cheese completely melts, and the filling is baked, pizza can be served to the table. It is divided into an even number of pieces using a conventional kitchen or special pizza knife.
Secrets of cooking
The filling for home pizza is divided into dry and wet. If you use wet ingredients: tomatoes, fruit, sauces, you need extra time to evaporate the liquid, so that the cake does not turn out to be raw. Therefore, the baking time is increased by 10 minutes. The cheese layer should be dense enough to create a kind of lid, under which the ingredients will languish. For a thin crust, the amount of filling should be minimal. If you prefer hearty dishes, make a thicker cake and form bumps on it.