Introduction: How I Make a Pizza


Hello, all! I made this nifty video demonstrating how I make a pizza. I hope you enjoy it!

I'm more than happy to answer any questions you might have in the comments section. Thank you for watching.

The music is "Burning Bandstands" by Matt Stevens, and is used here with his permission.

Additional Information

Some folks have been requesting some additional details of my process. I'll do my best to fill in some blanks here.

The ingredients list is simple enough:

1 Cup Water
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Tsp Salt
1.5 Tsp Yeast (although as you can see, I really don't measure anything)
Enough bread flour to make a stiff dough.
Notice there's no oil listed here. I don't like oil in my pizza doughs.

The twenty-minute rest before kneading has to do with hydrolization, which basically means you're giving the flour a chance to soak up some of the water. It makes kneading the dough easier.

The kneading is well-explained by the video, so I'll not elaborate more on that.

Forming the pizza after the dough is risen is really the big pain in the rear, since the dough is pretty springy and wants to keep its shape. You just have to keep working at it, dusting with more flour as needed, until it cooperates and takes the shape you want. It took me about two minutes to shape the dough, which I only showed a few seconds of in the video.

Beyond that, have fun with it! Toppings are completely up to you. I like to oil the dough before saucing so the water in the sauce doesn't soak into the crust during cooking, and to add more flavor (I use extra-virgin olive oil). As for the sauce, I'll present that in a future Instructable. Thank you!

Comments

cstewart15 (author)2011-08-26

Awesome it tasted really good better than buying one.

puffin_juice (author)2010-08-16

Good stuff! Really like your work, would be awesome if you could document all the steps in writing with exerts from the video, that way I can add it to my collection of awesome recipes. Thanks :)

rickym (author)2010-06-25

I pitty the fool who don't give the sauce recipe! lol can you do a sauce recipe i can't seem to find a good one, and the one i make usally taste the same give or take the heat

dmlandrum (author)rickym2010-07-04

And here it is: https://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-and-Delicious-Pizza-Sauce/ Thank you for being patient.

dmlandrum (author)rickym2010-06-25

Yeah, that's definitely going to be an Instructable. I just need to wait until I make some more so I can get some good pictures. It's a remarkably simple recipe.

eygen (author)2010-06-25

I am so hungry right now! Man that looks delicious. The video is really well made and everything but you could do with an overview of the steps and needed ingredients. The video is great though, good work :) Yum....Pizza

dmlandrum (author)eygen2010-06-25

Okay, that's two votes for some further instructions. I'll try to write something up later today. Question: Should I just add it to the text of this video, or make a separate Instructable for it?

zascecs (author)2010-06-25

Wow, that's one good looking pizza; I never would of thought of putting honey in the dough, I've gotta try this...

dmlandrum (author)zascecs2010-06-25

I remember reading in a food science book that yeast are more easily able to digest mono-saccharides like honey, so I started using it. I can't really cite my source any better than that, though. ;)

mattlammmmm (author)2010-06-25

omg haha that looks soo good!!!!! now im hungry... ahaha

Culturespy (author)2010-06-24

That's a really nice video. I'd love to see a step by step Instructable to go with it so it'd be easier to follow the recipe. I think it'd be a winning combination with the video! Nice choice of tunes too.

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