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Deluxe Pizza Recipe And Tutorial

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Deluxe/ Supreme Pizza

This post will cover how to make a deluxe pizza or supreme pizza, complete with recipe and written and video tutorials (video is at the bottom of the page).  Whether you call it deluxe, supreme or even garbage pizza, it all means the same thing.  A pizza with a bunch of toppings.  My deluxe pizza recipe, which is what we’re making today, will include the following: pepperoni, hot italian sausage, fresh mushrooms, green peppers, red onions and banana peppers on traditional pizza sauce.  Sound good?  Okay, let’s get started.

Equipment and Utensils

Before we spin out your pie, let’s look at the equipment and utensils you will need.  If you are using store bought dough balls, you are one step ahead already.  If do-it-yourself more suits your pizza making style, then you will need a countertop mixer to mix your dough.  My dough recipe is scaled down to fit in a countertop mixer.  You are more than welcome to use it.

The next thing we will be using is a pizza screen.  This tutorial we will be spinning out a 16 inch pie, so we will use a 16 inch pizza screen.  You can find everything from a 8 inch screen to a 20 inch screen. Pick a size that fits you and your oven.

You will need something to move your pizza pie in and out of the oven.  You can use a baking sheet, pizza pan (more on that in a minute), or you can get a wooden pizza peel.  If you are purchasing a pizza peel, I recommend a wooden one.  The metal pizza peels are not sturdy.

A pizza pan will come in handy for cutting and serving your amazing pie.  You can also use it to get your hot pizza out of the oven.  I recommend a pizza peel but a pizza pan will work if you’re in a jam.  Pizza pans come in many different sizes so get the one that will fit your needs.

The last two things on our list are a ladle (6oz ladle for a 16 inch pie) and a pizza cutter. The ladle we will use to measure and spread our pizza sauce.  The pizza cutter we are going to use for separating the hydrogen and helium atoms, thus breaking the covalent bond… Just seeing if you’re still with me, we cut the pizza with the pizza cutter.

So in review we will need all or some of the following, depending on what’s already in your kitchen.

Deluxe Pizza Ingredients

Deluxe pizzas are easy to make an top.  Sometimes if you go crazy on the toppings they can be hard to bake.  If I’m making a pizza with more than three toppings, I scale back on the amount of each topping I use.  For a deluxe pizza your shopping list will have a bunch of items.  The good news is you just need to get a small amount of each item.  Here is the list of ingredients you will need for your deluxe pie.  Note: this is for a 16 inch pizza.

How to Make A Deluxe Pizza

Here you go.  Take a look at my video and you will be a professional pizza ninja in no time.  You can contact me with any questions or leave a comment and I will respond.

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White Pizza Recipe And Tutorial

This post I will show you everything you will need to know about making a white pizza aka margherita pizza.  White pizzas are fan favorites and crowd pleasers.  They are stretched the same as traditional pizza but instead of red sauce (pizza sauce) we are going to use a olive oil/ garlic sauce (white sauce).  Sounds good right?  Before we start, it’s helpful to preheat your oven now.  Turn it on and set it to 450.  Make sure there is nothing else in the oven and that your oven rack is in the middle.  If the oven rack is towards the top of the oven the bottom of the pizza won’t cook.  If your oven rack is towards the bottom of the oven the bottom of the pizza will burn. Okay, let’s get started.
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Equipment and Utensils

First lets go over the equipment you will need.  The only thing you will need a mixer for is mixing up your dough.  If you already made your dough or are using store bought dough you’re one step ahead already.  If you want to learn how to make dough, you should read my dough tutorial.

The next piece of equipment you will need is a pizza screen.  Pizza screens are essential to the pizza making process, I suggest having multiple screens.  You can make another pizza while the one in the oven bakes.  Plus you don’t have to wait for your screen to cool.  I use a 16 inch screen for a large and a 12 inch screen for a small. Both sizes fit nicely inside a standard size oven.

The last thing you will need is a pizza pan to serve from.  Pizza screens and pizza pans are going to be the most used utensils/ equipment you have when it comes to making pizzas.  You need at least one of each.  You will also need a pizza cutter.

White Pizza Ingredients

Recipe/ Procedure

White pizza/ margarita pizza is pretty straightforward and easy to prepare.  Like all pizza we are going to start by covering our dough ball in flour.  Some people sprinkle a little flour on both sides of their dough.  My technique is dipping the entire dough ball in the flour.  It’s a bit more messy but it will help in the long run.  If you have a spot on your dough that does not have flour on it, there is a good chance that your pizza will stick to the screen.

Stretching Your Dough

Next you are going to spin out your dough.  There are no shortcuts to learning how to spin and stretch a pizza.  My best piece of advice to you is practice makes perfect. I spin the dough clockwise and lead with my right hand (I’m right handed).  It might be different for you.  The other thing that might make your pizza stick to the screen is having thin spots in your dough.  When you are comfortable with your stretched out piece of dough lay it down on the pizza screen.  The pizza dough should hang over the edge of the screen about a quarter of an inch.  Below is a video tutorial for stretching pizza dough.

White Pizza Sauce

Now that we have our dough stretched out on our screen we are going to add some olive oil.  I don’t use a measurement, I just add a generous dab in the middle, and rub it all over the dough including the crust.  Be careful not to mash the dough into the screen.

Next we are going to sprinkle garlic salt on the olive oil.  Shake it generously over the pizza dough making sure you don’t miss any spots.  This step will give your white pizza the robust flavor that we are after.  After adding garlic salt, we are going to sprinkle on a light layer of parmesan cheese.   Same concept, sprinkle it generously.  I just grab a nice pinch (2 fingers and a thumb).

Topping Your White Pizza

Now to the cheese and tomatoes.  Top your pizza with half the amount of cheese you would normally use.  Next are  the tomato slices.  Place the tomatoes on the cheese.  Spread them out like you would pepperoni.  After the tomato slices we are going to add more pizza cheese on top.  The reason we do this is tomatoes have a tendency to burn if they are on top of the pie.  Adding cheese on  top will help prevent this (plus it looks awesome).

Finally we are going to add the oregano on top, sprinkle generously and you’re done crafting your pizza pie.

Bake your pizza at 450 for 10-12 minutes, serve and enjoy.  You are well on your way to becoming a pizza ninja.  Let me know in the comments below how it turned out.

 

Cheese Pizza Recipe And Tutorial

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This cheese pizza tutorial will walk you through from start to finish, how to make a plain cheese pizza in the comfort of your own kitchen.  If you want to make your own pizza dough, check out my dough post here.  Let’s start by going over the ingredients, after that I will walk you through the procedure.  For this post I am going to make a 16 inch pizza. So without further ado let’s get started by preheating your oven to 450 and make sure your oven rack is in the middle of your oven.

Cheese Pizza Shopping list

Let’s go over what we are going to need to make your pepperoni pizza.

The first thing we are going to do is stretch out our pizza dough.  Stretching pizza dough is something that takes practice to get good at.  Lucky for you, I made a video tutorial about stretching dough.  You can view it below.

Topping Your Cheese Pizza

Once you have your pizza dough stretched out and on your pizza screen you are ready for some pizza sauce.  For this tutorial we are making a 16 inch pepperoni pizza.  I use 6oz of pizza sauce on a 16 inch pizza.  This is the amount I suggest you use.  Even if you add another ounce you risk making your pizza “soupy” or sloppy.   Using your ladle, add your pizza sauce to the middle of the dough and spread it out in a circular motion getting all the way to the crust.

Hint: Don’t press to hard on your dough when you spread out your sauce.  You might mash your dough into the screen and end up with a pepperoni pizza that is embedded in your pizza screen.

Next we are going to add some cheese.  Sprinkle a light amount (about 1-2 tablespoons) of romano or parmesan cheese on the pizza sauce.  No problem if you get some on the crust, most people will be excited about it.  Now we are ready for some pizza cheese.  On a 16 inch pie I use about 2 cups of cheese (I like cheese).  Experiment and see what the right amount of cheese is for you.  You want to be able to see some of your pizza sauce when you are done.

We are finally ready to start baking your awesome cheese pizza.  Your oven should be at 450 degrees.  You also need to make sure your oven rack is in the middle of your oven.  This is very important. If the oven rack is at the top of the oven, the bottom of your pizza won’t properly bake.  If the oven rack is at the bottom of your oven, the bottom of your pie will burn.

Slide your pizza in the oven.  Make sure your dough isn’t hanging off the edge of the pizza screen.  If it is, just tuck it back on the screen.  Bake your pie at 450 for about 10-12 minutes (every oven is different).  You want to have a nice golden brown crust and your want some blistering (browning up) on your cheese.  Cut, serve and enjoy.

I hope this tutorial was helpful.  Please contact me with any questions and leave a comment below.

 

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Pepperoni Pizza Recipe And Tutorial

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This pepperoni pizza tutorial will walk you through from start to finish, how to make a pepperoni pizza in the comfort of your own kitchen.  This will also double as a (how to make a cheese pizza) tutorial.  If you want to make your own pizza dough, check out my dough post here.  Let’s start by going over the ingredients, after that I will walk you through the procedure.  For this post I am going to make a 16 inch pizza. So without further ado let’s get started by preheating your oven to 450 and make sure your oven rack is in the middle of your oven.

Pepperoni Pizza Shopping list

Let’s go over what we are going to need to make your pepperoni pizza.

The first thing we are going to do is stretch out our pizza dough.  Stretching pizza dough is something that takes practice to get good at.  Lucky for you, I made a video tutorial about stretching dough.  You can view it below.

Once you have your pizza dough stretched out and on your pizza screen you are ready for some pizza sauce.  For this tutorial we are making a 16 inch pepperoni pizza.  I use 6oz of pizza sauce on a 16 inch pizza.  This is the amount I suggest you use.  Even if you add another ounce you risk making your pizza “soupy” or sloppy.   Using your ladle, add your pizza sauce to the middle of the dough and spread it out in a circular motion getting all the way to the crust.

Hint: Don’t press to hard on your dough when you spread out your sauce.  You might mash your dough into the screen and end up with a pepperoni pizza that is embedded in your pizza screen.

Next we are going to add some cheese.  Sprinkle a light amount (about 1-2 tablespoons) of romano or parmesan cheese on the pizza sauce.  No problem if you get some on the crust, most people will be excited about it.  Now we are ready for some pizza cheese.  On a 16 inch pie I use about 2 cups of cheese (I like cheese).  Experiment and see what the right amount of cheese is for you.  You want to be able to see some of your pizza sauce when you are done.

If you are a fan of just cheese pizza then you are ready to put your pizza in the oven (10-12 minutes @ 450).  If you are more adventurous and want some pep on your pie, then pep is what we shall make.  On a 16 inch pizza pie I use 40-45 slices of pepperoni.  Again this another area you might want to experiment with to see what works for you.

We are finally ready to start baking your awesome pepperoni pizza.  Your oven should be preheated to 450 degrees.  You also need to make sure your oven rack is in the middle of your oven.  This is very important. If the oven rack is at the top of the oven, the bottom of your pizza won’t properly bake.  If the oven rack is at the bottom of your oven, the bottom of your pie will burn.

Slide your pepperoni pizza in the oven.  Make sure your dough isn’t hanging off the edge of the pizza screen.  If it is, just tuck it back on the screen.  Bake your pie at 450 for about 10-12 minutes (every oven is different).  You want to have a nice golden brown crust and your want some blistering (browning up) on your cheese.  Cut, serve and enjoy.

I hope this tutorial was helpful.  Please contact me with any questions and leave a comment below.