Pizza Hacks, Tips & Tricks Vol. 1

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Over the years Pizza Delivery Pizza Express, we’ve learned a few tips and tricks to make the process easier and get the most out of a pizza. Today we’d like to share some of those tips and tricks with you!

Cook your pizza on a preheated surface

If you’re going for more of an artisan, “pizza delivery pizza” to your pie, it’s best to cook it on a pre-heated, heavy surface. There are many options available for this – a heavy-duty baking sheet, a baking stone, an upside-down cast iron skillet, etc. Make sure you preheat your surface in a hot oven for at least half an hour before baking your pizza.

Cook your pizza at a very high temperature – “pizza delivery – pizza

Restaurant pizza ovens can get very hot (ours up to 400°C 😉 as we use an actual Italian Pizza oven). To recreate that taste, it’s important that your oven temperature is high enough. I recommend 260°C or as much as your oven permits.

Cook your pizza on parchment paper

Cornmeal helps to make the pizza slide off of the peel. Some of it would inevitably end up on the oven floor and burn. Not cool. So we suggest a parchment paper. It makes the transfer so much smoother, and there’s a lot less mess. I will say that the crust doesn’t get quite as crispy using parchment as opposed to cornmeal.

Think outside the box with your sauces

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and only reach for your typical red pizza sauce. But there are so many more options out there! Here are just a few ideas:

Don’t overcook your meat

I recommend slightly under-cooking your protein since it will cook a little bit more once it’s on your pizza. For example, don’t cook your streaks until it’s crispy because it will be burnt once the pie comes out of the oven.

Get creative with your toppings

it’s really fun to experiment with creative toppings. So, knock yourself out with pretty much anything you can imagine.

Brush your crust with an olive oil

Simply pour extra virgin olive oil into a dish and add minced garlic. Then, before adding any other toppings, brush your crust with it.

Avoid the urge to over-top your pizza

Again, if you like a crispy crust, try your best to go easy and use lesser toppings! It’s easy to get carried away but if you load-up on the toppings, it makes it hard for the crust to get fully cooked.

Creative with your cheese choices

Mozzarella is great but cheeses’ like Parmesan, feta and even blue cheese make for an interesting pizza. Try pairing a more intense cheese with mozzarella and see if you enjoy it!

Season your pizza with salt and pepper

Just like any other dish that you cook, pizza benefits from a sprinkling of seasoning. Just be careful to not go overboard with salt if your toppings are already quite salty. And of course, if this is all too stretched for you just order pizza delivery Pizza Express and we will deliver it to you in no time.