While getting a takeaway pizza may seem easy, you can make a healthier and more delicious pizza at home! While many of us have memories of messy failed attempts at making pizza at home, it doesn’t have to be this way. If you follow these simple steps, with high quality products from our Wildsprout online store, you can make a delicious homemade pizza with ease.
There are 5 main steps to creating a pizza at home. First is the base, then the sauce, then cheese, then toppings and lastly you need to cook it correctly. Read further to find out how to master each step.
Bases are one of the most important parts of a pizza. Whether you like a thick base or a thin crispy base, the base can make or break your pizza.
Buying ready made bases is often the easiest way to make a pizza. Our online store has a selection of healthier as well as traditional options.
If you prefer the real deal, Pizza Proper offers more traditional options. Go for the Marinara pizza if you’d like to add your own cheese and toppings. These bases are hand stretched and made with slow proofed dough to give you an authentic experience.
Having a good marinara sauce for your pizza is crucial. While many will simply add some tomato sauce onto their base, this can leave a slightly acidic bitter taste to the pizza. A tomato and basil sauce is a great addition to your base and can bring out those Mediterranean flavours we know and love.
The Chaloner Tomato Basil Sauce is a great option and can be found on our online store.
Cheese is the part of pizza we know and love. It’s stringy and delicious. While many believe any cheese will do, the wrong cheese can make your pizza soggy and oily. Choosing a high quality mozzarella cheese like Zandam Fior di Latte is the best option for your pizza. Adding a little bit of Zandam Pecorino can enhance the flavour even more for those cheese lovers out there. Both of these can be found on our online store.
Making homemade pizza toppings healthy can seem like a challenge. However, there are so many options to put on your pizza that your health and flavour preferences can easily be met. Keep it simple and stick to about 3-4 toppings. A great idea is adding something fresh after the oven – like sliced avocado or fresh rocket tossed in a bit of olive oil.
Cooking a pizza in your home oven is certainly possible. Crank the oven up to 250C and let it heat up fully. Put your baking tray or pizza stone in the oven and allow it to heat up for 5 mins. Dust the tray with flour and add your pizza. Cooking time will vary slightly, but is usually around 10 mins.
The trick is to wait long enough for the centre of the pizza to cook fully. Don’t be alarmed if some of the edges get very crispy, as this adds to the authentic experience. Once done remove from the oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes. This allows the cheese to cool slightly to avoid it moving when you cut the pizza.
There you have it! Our guide to making a perfect homemade pizza. With our delivery to most of Cape Town, get online and order your ingredients today!