Top 8 Mistakes To Avoid While Making Pizzas At Home


​The Wrong Flour

​Using the correct type of flour is important while making pizza at home as it gives an impact on the texture of the crust. All-purpose flour is not the best option for pizza dough as it has 10-12 per cent protein which may not allow the gluten in it to do its magic.

​It's a Bad Knead

​To develop gluten, it is important to knead the dough because that's what defines the structure of the crust. Fold, press and turn the dough for 8-10 minutes. The dough will be smooth if kneaded properly.

​Excessive Toppings

​If you do not want your pizza to be soggy then use a few toppings, roast them properly to remove moisture. Ensure to properly distribute them by first adding a layer of sauce or cheese as a base and then putting the toppings. Sprinkle a bit of cheese on top.

​Using Cold Sauce And Cheese

​If you use cold sauce and cheese directly from the refrigerator, it can have an impact on the pizza-making process. Allow the ingredients to come to room temperature, before applying on the dough.

​Neglecting preheating the oven

​Preheat the oven with a pizza stone or baking sheet. This will ensure that the cooking surface is hot when you put the pizza inside. Set your oven to typically 450°F (232°C) to 550°F (288°C).

​Neglecting the importance of cooking time

​It is important to monitor cooking time while baking homemade pizza. Keep an eye on the pizza as it takes 15 minutes for the pizza to cook properly. If you want a thick-crust pizza, adjust the oven temperature to 375°F to 425°F (190°C to 218°C).

​Slicing It Too Soon

​You should resist the temptation to cut the pizza right out of the oven, as cutting can cause the cheese and toppings to come off.

​The Dough's Too Thin

​Roll the dough consistently to get a uniform thickness across the crust. To prevent sticking, lightly dust the work surface and rolling pin with flour before rolling out the dough. This also adds a pleasant texture to the bottom of the crust.

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