How to Bake The Perfect Pizza

By LeafTV Editor

Cooking a store bought pizza is : temperature, timing, and location I like to make pizza that can be reheated and enjoyed -- later

Italian pizza
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How To Bake The Perfect Pizza

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Place oven racks with one in center... and one on bottom... Start oven and set temperature -- BAKE at 375 degrees Takes about 5 minutes to reach temperature

Get cookie baking sheet ready...place non-stick paper on sheet...put pizza in middle of sheet.
I usually place french fries, or nuggets on ends -- to fill sheet...believe in getting bang for buck.

When the oven has reached 375 degrees I place sheet on center rack and use a TIMER -- BAKE for 15 minutes... This lightly browns bottom of pizza - heat rises

Most people cook until crust is HARD to get top DONE --WRONG To brown top of the pizza place pan on BOTTOM rack Turn oven to BROIL -- HIGH ....Set Timer -- 2 MINUTES

Tips

  • Broiling top of pizza for 2 MINUTES makes all the difference in the world. This will probably work on anything that is baked on a cookie sheet, most reccomend turning over pieces, this way turning over is not required.

  • A garlic spray really makes pizza taste yummy.