How to make a pepperoni pizza is easy if you follow some simple guidelines. First, make sure you always use a pizza stone that is either non-stick or at least covers the pizza when baking. Second, when making homemade pizza sauce, use only the quality ingredients high in Vitamins A, B, C, and E. Third, always use a non-stick cooking spray while preparing the pizza. Fourth, it is wise to put the pizza into the oven at the recommended temperature.
How to make a pepperoni pizza starts with making fresh homemade dough from scratch. This requires you to mix all ingredients together well using a paddle. Add the vegetable oil into the mixture and turn it out onto a floured board. Knead the mixture for about five minutes until it is smooth and elastic. Roll the mixture into a ball and place it into the preheated pizza oven.
The next step on how to make a pepperoni pizza is cutting the prepared dough into desired sizes. The thickness of the dough must be just right. Cut the dough into two pieces, which should be slightly bigger than the pepperoni pizza. Spread half of the cheese over the top and the bottom of the dough piece. If you are using a tomato sauce, spread half of the tomato sauce over the top.
Place the prepared dough into the preheated pizza stone and place it in the oven at the pre-set temperature. Once done, let it sit for approximately 20 minutes so that the gas in the pizza stone cooks the pizza evenly. Once the timer rings, remove the pizza from the oven and slide the homemade pepperoni pizza stone into the refrigerator. Refrigerate for another two hours so that the dough has time to rise. It can be chilled overnight as well if preferred.
After the steps above, prepare the homemade pizza dough by rolling out the dough on a flat surface. Spread a substantial layer of sauce on the top of the flat surface. Spread a second layer of prepared sauce on top of the sauce. Slide the prepared dough into the preheated pizza stone and slice the prepared bread slice into rounds.
When the first round is ready, place a toothpick into one end of the bread slice and trace a circular pattern with the wooden spoon. This will enable you to determine when the pizza has cooled completely. Insert the toothpick into the preheated cavity and scrape out the desired number of toothpicks until the desired number of toothpicks are found in each corner of the pizza slice. Add a layer of prepared homemade pepperoni sauce and slide in a wooden toothpick to trace the pattern for the second round of pizza.
Cut the prepared crust into individual slices using a slicer or a knife. Once completed, place the pizza into the preheated oven. Turn the oven on the “HIGH” setting and cook for approximately ten minutes. Once, the timer rings, open the oven and remove the pizza from the oven. Cool the pizza on a pan for about two minutes before removing it from the oven. Cool the pizza on a cutting board and allow it to cool completely before slicing.
Make the homemade pepperoni pizza into several servings and serve warm. If you enjoy eating pizza, you will love this easy recipe for making your own sauce. Just be sure to have a long weekend or winter time to experiment with different toppings and combinations before you run out of store-bought pizza dough.