If you’re going to order out this evening, is pizza your top choice for a takeaway meal? Creamy mozzarella cheese, combining with fresh marinara sauce and toppings – delicious. What makes the perfect pizza? Sure, the toppings play a role, but the chances are that they’re not what defines this dish.
Crust and base, that’s where the magic happens. Any true pizza aficionado will tell you that the secret to a fantastic pizza lies in the preparation of the dough. While there are only a few ingredients in any batch, it’s the way the elements combine and settle that makes the perfect pizza dough. Making a crispy, flavorful, base and crust is an art form that only a few talented chefs can achieve.
We picked the brains of top pizza chefs and asked them their secret to making a delicious dough. The next time you feel like a pizza night, why not make your own instead of ordering out? Here are 15-secrets to mastering the pizza dough recipe.
1. Organic Ingredients
The first place to start in creating tasty and nutritious pizza dough – is sourcing the finest natural ingredients. You can’t expect to make a majestic crust and base, without using the best of everything. Today’s modern factory farming and industrial agriculture methods include large amounts of herbicides and pesticides to manage their crops.
Unfortunately, these substances end up in the groundwater where the plants absorb them as they grow. Wheat and corn crops have the highest exposure to these toxins, and recent studies into plant insecticides show that these poisons end up in the foods we eat. Even if our food contains a seemingly small amount of these deadly substances, their continually eating them can lead to a wide range of health problems.
Organic farms produce non-GMO crops while using biomass fertilizer to grow their plants. For farms and their products to achieve this status, they must avoid using any form of pesticides, herbicides, or insecticides during the crop lifecycle.