There is one aspect however that is common to all pizza making that could perhaps hamper any one person’s pizza making process. This problem is in getting your pizza to bake correctly. A few of the problems that can arise when baking your pizza have to do with getting the pizza to bake to the point that it is done throughout the entire crust. The first way this problem can arise is from putting too many toppings on your pizza. It is easy to get carried away when you are making your own pizza at home, in a commercial setting, you usually pay by the topping, therefore when people make their own at home they tend to put on more toppings. If you put a pizza in the oven that is over loaded with toppings it will not bake all the way through. So you can imagine the thinner of a crust you choose, the smaller number of toppings you can safely put on. Another way that the problem of a pizza not getting baked all the way through is by placing all the toppings on the center of the crust.
This is called “center loading.” It is important to evenly distribute them across the entire pizza so that it bakes evenly. Occasionally even a pizza without a large number of toppings or center loaded toppings will not bake evenly all the way through. This is a very common problem and is not the fault of the baker. It can be very frustrating to follow directions and still not get the results you wanted. This issue is caused by the oven. Even if a dough mix box has a bake time and temperature written in its instructions, it does not guarantee it will work for everyone. If you find yourself following directions and getting a pizza that is done around the edges but not in the center, simply turn the oven temperature don’t and bake it for longer. This is by far the most common issue I hear people have so I hope these tips help you avoid the problems in the first place.