So, you want to create and cook the perfect homemade pizza?
You're probably here because you're serious about cooking your pizza correctly?
Maybe you need a pizza maker at home, or perhaps you're looking for the right recipe to make that perfect Neopolitan crust at home. We'll have all that and more right here for you.
Why should you make your own homemade Pizza?
Making fresh pizza at home may seem like too much work and hassle; Even more so if you haven’t made pizza dough before. Let’s look at some of the reasons why you should make homemade pizzas.
You’ll enjoy making pizza at home, and if you’ve got kids, you can get them involved too. Can’t decide which toppings you’d, or the person you're sharing will like? Why not make a half and half pizza, and have different toppings on each side.
Once you’ve got the hang of making homemade dough, you can make a whole range of other bread products too, like - pitta bread, naan bread and traditional loaves.
Fresh Ingredients: You know what’s in your pizza
If you buy your pizza from a takeaway, do you know:
- What is the quality of the ingredients?
- How are the ingredients handled before they went onto your pizza?
- How long does the dough sit there for before it becomes the base for your pizza?
- Did the pizza chef was their hands before adding those toppings onto your pizza?
It goes without saying if you make your a pizza yourself, you’ll know all the ingredients are fresh, and there’s nothing in there that is unexpected.
Sourcing your topping ingredients also give you the chance to go organic and pesticide-free or even perhaps use your vegetables that have been grown in the garden. You can even test out different toppings that you might not find in a pizzeria.
Customise It: You choose your Toppings
Kids love pizza, but can rarely agree about the toppings when sharing a pizza. A homemade pizza lets them have their very own section of the pizza that they can decorate themselves with a choice of different toppings.
The pizza base in the recipes section can be split into smaller pizzas too. At our house, we tend to make a couple of pizzas each on pizza night and have a variety of toppings on each pizza.
Economical: Save money on Take-Away Prices
Buying your ingredients from a supermarket is a lot cheaper than paying for someone else to make and deliver the pizza for you. You save around £4 for a simple Margherita. Take the simple Margherita (cheese and tomato) pizza, for example, if you look at the cost of the ingredients you'll be somewhere near 1/10th of the price of ordering from somewhere like Dominos
Make your Own, at Home
So, if you’d like to have some fun, get the kids involved and be sure of what goes into your pizza, while saving money all at the same time, then making pizza at home is a great idea.
Get started by having a look in the recipe section below; I suggest you start with the strong bread flour and dried yeast recipe for tasty but straightforward pizza dough and add the toppings of your choice.