Who doesn’t love pizza, right? It is a beloved snack for people of all ages. If you're having a get-together or a slumber party for your kids, then surely pizza will be on the menu.
But, getting too many pizzas delivered at the same time can put a dent in your wallet. You can make them in your own home; if you’re equipped with the right knowledge.
It can be tricky to make your pizza as good as the store bought one, although when you know some tricks, you can make delicious pizza and also save money!
How Long To Cook Homemade Pizza At 350/400?
Although every oven is different and needs different kinds of attention, you can make a scrumptious pizza at 350 or 400 degrees. It will take around 15-20 minutes for an oven to finish baking a pizza. To understand that it’s cooked perfectly, see if the crust is golden brown and some bits of cheese will be overcooked.
Basic Ingredients To Cook A Homemade Pizza
Before I discuss how to make a homemade pizza, let me list down some basic ingredients you’ll need to get started.
How To Make A Pizza At 350/400?
In this section, we’re going to talk about making pizza at 350/400.
Since the crust is the trickiest part of a pizza, let’s start there.
Sometimes that crust becomes soggy or doughy when you cook it because the oven isn’t hot enough. You’ll find that the ingredients or toppings on top will start to burn but the crust is still not done. To avoid this from happening, you can start cooking crust before you put in the ingredients.
Step 1: First, you should pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Put in just the crust and leave it in for 7 or 10 minutes. Make sure to place the crust in the middle of the oven so that it is cooked evenly. After that, if you feel your crust is ready, take it out and turn the heat up to 400 degrees.
While your oven is heating up, spread the sauce and toppings of your choice and put it back in. Take it out when you see the crust is cooked to perfection.
One thing you have to be careful about is the use of yeast. For those who aren't aware of what yeast is, it is a bacteria that you put in your dough that makes it rise and also makes it light.
Step 2: When you put in yeast in your dough and immediately put in the toppings, you have to ensure that all the ingredients that touch the yeast must be at room temperature. This is important because if the ingredients are too hot it will kill the yeast and if its too cold the yeast won’t work.
Step 3: You cannot just put yeast in the dough; you have to make sure that it is activated. Put it in a little bit of water with sugar. If it starts bubbling in 10-15 minutes, you can be sure it is good to go.
Step 4: If you’re in a hurry and need to increase the speed for the yeast and dough to rise, put your pizza in a bowl that has been greased and put it inside your oven. Place a bowl of water next to it. Beware, your oven is switched off during this process. It is necessary to cover the bowl with the dough in it with a cloth.
Step 5: Usually, it takes about an hour for the dough to rise. After it is done, spread the dough to make the base of your pizza. Roll in the edges so that it can keep the sauce and ingredients in place. Place the pizza base in the pan and let it sit for another 15 minutes before you start your cooking process.
Sauce And Toppings
Making the sauce is the easiest part of cooking a pizza. Either you can choose to buy a sauce from your local store or if you’re adamant about making everything on your own, you can start with a tomato puree. If you like your sauce sweet then you should add sugar to taste.
There are a lot of choices when it comes to toppings. Choose the ingredients you have available in your home and get started!
Now that you know how to cook pizza at 350-400, what are you still waiting for?
Go and make your own pizza!
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