Secret to the perfect pizza

Pizza is the most popular food in the world and Pizzerias are basically everywhere.

People often make it at home, but to make it ideal, you have to follow few of its rules.

First of all, what makes the pizza perfect is its perfect dough.

Pizza dough is made out of premium quality flour, water, yeast, salt, sugar and olive oil. You have to sift your flour before using it. Olive oil makes the dough flexible and better to have it extra virgin. Avoid using hard water, as people sometimes even use distilled water.

If you want to make the dough ferment fast, knead it with about 40C warm water. You can use both fresh (pressed) as well as dry (powdered) yeast. As the sugar is helping yeast in fermentation, it’s better to add some sugar to it. The dough should be kneaded with hands for about 5-7 minutes but you can also use a mixer (with special dough sticks).

After kneading, cover the dough with a clean cloth and let it quietly ferment.  
In Pizzerias pizza is baked in special ovens under 280-320C for 8-9 minutes. As nobody can provide this temperature at home, it needs to be baked under 200-230C for 10-15 minutes. Sometimes people take the dough out of the oven half-way through the baking, top with tomato sauce and all other ingredients and return it to the oven for another 5-7 minute until the pizza is ready.

Only fresh and premium quality products will make pizza genuinely delicious. You can choose whatever you like, but according to the classical rule, ingredients in a single pizza shouldn’t exceed 3 or 4 products.

Pizza tastes exceptionally well with basil or a special mixture of pizza spices.