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Does anyone know the answer to these queries about home made pizza?

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Lovemyshoes Sat 20-Jun-09 15:13:38

I've recently come to realise that my dc prefer home made pizza, but, I would like them that bit better

How do I get the base to go more crispy?

Also, when i am trying to roll the dough out etc it keeps shrinking back, is there anything I can do to make it easier to roll out?

maria1665 Sat 20-Jun-09 15:24:36

Re crispy, do you roll out the dough and then let it rise - or do you let it rise in a ball, bash it around a bit and then roll it out.

If you use the second method, you are bashing the air out before you cook it and your pizza will be more crispy as a result. I think it makes the dough easier to handle as well, but this may be marginable.

In a bit of shameless publicity seeking, here is a link to my website that features a recipe for making pizzas with children.

deadflesh Sat 20-Jun-09 15:27:33

Do you use a pizza bake tray with holes in the base?

Also I spread a bit of olive oil arond the tray first. That helps with crispiness.

I make mine in the breadmaker and it is sometimes harder to roll out if the mixture's too dry. Maybe add a drop of olive oil to the mix?

Beachcomber Sat 20-Jun-09 15:30:28

This means being more organised than me but if you put the dough in the fridge for a few hours, or even better, overnight if makes rolling it out much easier. Also makes better pizza (words of Italain chef friend).

Olive oil good for crispiness.

Lovemyshoes Sat 20-Jun-09 16:29:30

Thank you all very much.

I will try these tips out and report back.

Lovemyshoes Tue 23-Jun-09 21:02:22

Thanks all ladies, I have cracked it thanks to you.

I left the dough in the fridge a bit longer, oiled a pizza tray(the ones with holes in) and put it directly on that.

Both dd's agreed, although it didn't taste different the new texture made it better.

thisisyesterday Tue 23-Jun-09 21:07:27

stretch the dough rather than rolling it

even better than a pizza tray is a pizza stone, or so i am told.

Tinker Tue 23-Jun-09 21:13:16

A cheat's method for very quick crispy pizza is use a tortilla as the base

Beachcomber Fri 26-Jun-09 20:14:07

Yay, MN to the recue again.

Glad your DDs enjoyed it yesterday, always nice when one's offspring appreciates one's sweat and toil culinary efforts.

IlanaK Fri 26-Jun-09 20:16:57

pizza stones is the answer! We discovered them recently and cannot believe the difference they make!

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