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    Here's All You Need To Know To Make Great Pizza At Home

    It's all about the dough.

    Pizza has achieved cult status for a reason: it's amazing.

    Making it at home can seem intimidating — but once you know the basics, it's actually not that hard, and it's a really fun activity.

    To make sure you really nail your homemade pizza, here are all our best tips on the most important part: the dough! You can also find Tasty's Ultimate Pizza Dough recipe at the bottom of this post.

    1. For your dough: get the water to the right temperature to bloom the yeast.

    2. Make sure your yeast is alive and reacting.

    3. When it comes to kneading the dough, don't be lazy — and really take the time to do it.

    4. This is the kneading motion you should go for:

    5. To know when you're done kneading, press the dough with your finger. If it springs back right away, it's ready.

    6. Coat the bowl where the dough will rise with olive oil — and coat the top of the dough, too.

    7. If you can, let the dough rise overnight.

    8. After the dough has risen, knead for another minute or two to even out the dough and release some of the air bubbles.

    This way, when you cut the dough in four parts to shape it, each portion will be even and alike in texture:

    9. Once you've shaped each ball of dough, cover them with a bit of flour and a towel and let them rise for another hour.

    10. Before working on your toppings and putting the pizza together, get your oven as hot as it can be.

    11. And preheat a pan or pizza stone in the oven to create great bottom heat.

    12. There are several techniques you can use to stretch the dough, but if you want to play it safe, just use your hands to gently stretch it:

    13. Assemble the pizza on a turned-over baking sheet sprinkled with a bit of semolina.

    14. Time to assemble your pizza with all the toppings you can dream of. Just make sure you act fast.

    15. Time to pop it into the oven! It should take about 12 to 15 minutes.

    Here's the complete recipe if you want to make it at home:


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