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Make Pizza From Scratch

Make Pizza From Scratch

The first thing you’ll want to do is preheat your oven to 425 degrees. The whole thing can be done in about the time it would take to heat a frozen pizza in a regular oven. Your preparation time will be a lot less than it will take for preheating.

Take some flour, with the amount you need depending on how large your meal will be. Some people like taking a mix of white and whole-wheat flour for added texture. Plus, it’s healthier for you as well. Put the flour in a large mixing bowl, add a pinch or two of salt, and shake in a little bit of baking powder. You’ll need to add water but not a lot.

Mix briskly and you’ll notice that the baking power will start to react to the other ingredients and form bubbles. This is important because it will make sure that your dough rises when you put it in the oven. Don’t mix to the point where the bubbles are worked out of the dough. Try to use as few strokes as possible when mixing. More than likely, you’ll have some dry flour left over. If that’s the case, add a little more water and keep mixing until it is all absorbed. You only want enough water so that all the flour is used. If you happen to add too much, just add a bit more flour until the water is gone.

Once you have a small lump of dough that is not sticky, you’ll be done mixing. If it is too sticky, add some flour to the outside and work it in. Fold the dough in half a few times and add a little more flour so that the stickiness goes away. Then, grease a baking pan or coat it with non-stick spray and spread your dough. You could use a rolling pan if you happen to have one, but that won’t be necessary.

Next, add some tomato sauce and your toppings. If you don’t have tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce should work fine. Add some grated cheese and whatever seasonings you like. A lot of people use oregano, thinly sliced onions, mushrooms, and olive oil. Use whatever you think sounds good.