How to Make the Best Pizza Crust

A lot of people love pizza. Whether we visit a pizzeria or bake our own, we always want to have the best pizza crust. There are many factors that go into making the perfect pizza crust. The dough, the sauce, the toppings, and of course, the brick oven. A brick oven is the key to getting that authentic wood-fired flavor and crispy texture that makes pizza so delicious.

If you’re lucky enough to have a brick oven at home, here’s how to make the best pizza crust for your next wood-fired feast.

Pizza Dough Recipe

Start with a good dough recipe. The dough is the foundation of any great pizza, so it’s important to use a quality recipe. If you’re short on time, there are plenty of good pre-made doughs available at your local grocery store.

A basic pizza dough recipe includes: bread flour, salt, instant dry yeast, extra-virgin olive oil, and warm water.

Instructions

  • Combine the flour, salt, and yeast in a large bowl and stir to combine. Add the olive oil and warm water and stir until the dough comes together.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. The dough should be smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp towel, and let rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours.

Oven Temperature

Preheat your oven to the highest temperature possible. This will ensure that your pizza crust gets nice and crispy.

Sauce and Toppings

Spread a thin layer of sauce over the dough. Be careful not to use too much, or your pizza will be soggy. Try using a simple tomato sauce or a white garlic sauce.

Add your favorite toppings and cheese. Get creative and try something new, or stick with the classic pepperoni and mozzarella.

Baking the Pizza

Carefully transfer the pizza to the hot oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. The crust should be golden brown and the cheese should be bubbly.

Remove from the oven and enjoy!

Now that you know how to make the perfect pizza crust, it’s time to get cooking. Fire up your brick oven and enjoy a delicious wood-fired pizza tonight.