Who has not eaten a pizza? Living in the US, you surely have but did you ever wonder how it is made? Well there are quick and easy recipes that you can make. The only you can do it is by having the right ingredients and equipment.
There are 5 basic things that make up a pizza namely the dough, tomato paste, cheese, the toppings and olive oil. The first one which is the though can be purchased from the supermarket and these come in different sizes. But if you prefer to do this by hand, well that is a different story because for that, you will flour, dry yeast, brown sugar, salt and some hot water.
Since we want to keep things simple, let’s just work with the premade dough. One thing that can change when you make a pizza is your choice of toppings. You can use sausage, ham, mushrooms, anchovies, green pepper and a lot more. So you get the idea, lets work with ham and cheese pizza.
If there is no tomato sauce available, an alternative will be to use spaghetti sauce which also tastes good.
Once the premade dough is laid out on the kitchen table, we get a kitchen knife and spread tomato paste all over the surface of the dough. Next, we put in pieces of sliced ham and then sprinkle cheese all over it.
The last thing to do before we can eat the pizza is to put this in the oven. Before you put it inside, be sure to preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius and spray the oven tray with olive oil to prevent the pizza from sticking to the surface. That way, you can have your warm pizza ready for consumption after 5 to 10 minutes.
But what if you don’t have an oven? Can you still make a pizza? The answer is yes because you can also make it happen using your microwave or a griller. The advantage of using this equipment compared to an oven is that it is much faster to cook.
For those who want to impress their guests, forget making ham and cheese pizza. You should try instead making something that Shakey’s or Pizza Hut offers like Pineapple pizza. The ingredients for making this is similar to ham and cheese pizza. The only thing you added is the pineapple chunks.
When you put toppings on pizza, make sure to spread it over the pizza so everyone will be able to taste the toppings. Cut eat evenly and since it is still hot the second you take it out of the oven, wait two to five minutes first before serving it.
A word of advice for those who love pizza is to watch it at all times so it does not get burned. Keep your kids a safety distance away from the oven so they don’t get hurt.
There are other easy and quick recipes you can try out when making a pizza. You can look for these in cookbooks or online but if you want to experiment, go ahead and do it because the preparation phase is the same regardless of what you are planning to make. If you are too lazy to make it, just buy one already made in the grocery then heat it in the microwave.
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