Ever bought those fresh pizza doughs in a plastic bag from the supermarket only to realize when you get home that there are no instructions on how to use it? Does it need to rise? Do I use it right away?
That happened to me and while some how I figured some way to make pizza, I wanted to know what is the proper way to make pizzas with these fresh doughs to get the best pizza outcomes.
So I contacted the company, Pane Fresco, that produces the particular fresh pizza dough I use to find out. #notsponsored
Boy oh boy, it wasn’t until I made it the proper way when I realized how delicious pizza can taste – crispy, chewy and not soggy!
STORE BOUGHT FRESH PIZZA DOUGH INSTRUCTIONS:
- The pizza dough comes in a plastic bag. Leave it in the plastic bag on the counter for 2 – 3 hours until the dough grows almost double its size.
- Sprinkle 1 tsp flour on the working space.
- Cut bag open and transfer dough to the lightly floured working surface.
- Sprinkle approx. 1/2 tbsp flour on top of the dough.
- The dough get is 600g and that fits a 12 x 16 inch baking tray…which I do not have. So I cut the dough into half 2 make two portions.
- Sprinkle 1 tsp flour on each dough and roll it out using a rolling pin or by hand until its 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick.
- Place each dough onto a lightly oiled rectangular or circular baking tray. The dough may not fully fit your pan at this point.
- Lightly brush the top of each pizza dough with olive oil.
- Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let it rest for 1 hour on the counter.
- After 1 hour, the pizza doughs should easily stretch to fit the pan.
- Decorate dough with minimal pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and your desired toppings. The only topping that should only be added right after the pizza is baked is prosciutto.
- Preheat oven to 500F/260C and bake for 12 – 16 mins one pizza at a time. For a crisper bottom, after 12 mins carefully remove pizza from the pan and bake it directly on the oven rack until golden brown!
- Once its done. Let it cool on a baking rack for a few mins. Ready to serve!