So you may be wondering how pizza, this earth’s most beautiful culinary creation, is made. Here’s a quick summary of how it is done.
To make the pizza dough, flour, water, baker’s yeast and olive oil are mixed together, then kneaded to form a smooth stretchy dough. The dough is then left to rise in a warm area till it rises to double its size, about 1-2 hours.
The pizza is then topped with anything and everything, including but not limited to the typical tomato sauce and cheese, but also chocolate spread and banana for sweet tooths out there. It is then placed on a flat, circular, metal pan with a metal frame called a pizza pan, and placed into the oven with a long-handled flat shovel. Once the pizza is baked, the outer frame is removed. Traditional pizza stones are made of clay, which is porous to absorb the moisture. The stone has a thickness of about 2 cm and radiates heat evenly. The pizza is baked at about 230 °C for 15 minutes before being removed and allowed to sit. A pizza wheel is then used to cut this Italian delight into triangular or square slices, for ease of entry into our pieholes.
– Nomster Tricia