Who doesn’t love pizza? 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.
It can be tricky to make your pizza as good as the store-bought one, although you can make delicious pizza and save money when you know some tricks!
How Long To Cook Homemade Pizza At 350/400?
Although every oven is different and needs different kinds of attention, you can make a delicious 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 discussing making a homemade pizza, let me list down some essential ingredients you’ll need to get started.
- Tomato sauce
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 begin cooking crust before you put in the ingredients. In this section, we’re going to talk about making pizza at 350/400.
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 to cook it 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 cooks 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 light.
When you put yeast in your dough and immediately put in the toppings, you must ensure that all the ingredients that touch the yeast must be at room temperature. It’s important because if the ingredients are too hot, it will kill the yeast, and if it’s too cold, the yeast won’t work.
You cannot just put yeast in the dough; you have to be 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.
Put your pizza in a bowl that has been greased and put it inside your oven. It will help speed up the yeast and dough to rise. Place a bowl of water next to it. Beware, your oven switches off during this process. It is necessary to cover the bowl with the dough in it with a cloth.
Usually, it takes about an hour for the dough to rise. Afterward, 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 starting 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 you know how to cook pizza at 350-400. Go and make your pizza!
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