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If you like pizza as much as you like old American Hamburgers, then you will want to read this. Is it possible to pre-bake a homemade pizza? The answer is yes, you can. I’ll show you the best way to do that.

Pre-bake (fresh) pizza

There are several reasons why pizza pre-baking can be a solution for you. A few that I often hear from pizza lovers are these:

  • You make the dough in 1x for several times baking. You can freeze what you don’t use on dough balls or pizza bases for the next time.
  • You have people to eat and at that time you don’t want the stress of being busy making many pizza crusts. You make your homemade pizza bottoms in advance and you bake them shortly before. You can finish baking off when the visitors arrive.

Pre-bake pizza base

What is the best way to pre-bake a pizza base? It goes like this:

  • Make a nice pizza bottom of a ball of pizza dough
  • Then cover the bottom with a thin layer of tomato sauce
  • You slide the pizza base on your pizza scoop and put it in the oven. It does not matter whether you have an electric oven or a wood oven.
  • Keep a close eye on the pizza crust. It is best to pre-bake the bottom as short as possible. This prevents the dough from becoming very dry and hard when baking. You bake the pizza bottom until it is just firm enough to take it out of the oven with the scoop. It might be a little try, every oven is different. But you can take this as a starting point: if you just put the pizza base in the oven, the dough is ‘stuck’ on your pizza stone or baking tray. It cannot then be moved. You let the pizza bottom bake until the dough comes off your stone or baking tray. Now is the time to take the dough out of the oven.

Do you want to pre-bake your pizza, but preferably without (tomato) sauce? In principle that is also possible. You only pre-bake the dough. Please note that uncovered dough tends to be in a warm oven considerably on to bulge . You can prevent this by piercing the dough with a toothpick before baking.

Store or freeze pre-baked pizza base

After pre-baking you can do two things:

  • You can place the pre-baked bottom (s) between some aluminum foil and put it aside until you bake. When you bake, add some extra sauce and the rest of your toppings.
  • You can also let the dough bases cool slightly and then freeze them for later use. Preferably pack the dough as airtight as possible, so your pizza base will dry out the least.

For more tips in pizza making and other recipes, you can search various video tutorials from tubidy. Search the video tutorial on pizza recipes you love and download it to watch anywhere you go.

How to Premake Pizza Dough : Tips for Making Pizza