Store-bought Pizza Dough Instructions – How To Use

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!

Prosciutto-Arugula Pizza I baked
with Pane Fresco Fresh Pizza Dough

STORE BOUGHT FRESH PIZZA DOUGH INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. 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.
  2. Sprinkle 1 tsp flour on the working space.
  3. Cut bag open and transfer dough to the lightly floured working surface.
  4. Sprinkle approx. 1/2 tbsp flour on top of the dough.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Place each dough onto a lightly oiled rectangular or circular baking tray. The dough may not fully fit your pan at this point.
  8. Lightly brush the top of each pizza dough with olive oil.
  9. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let it rest for 1 hour on the counter.
  10. After 1 hour, the pizza doughs should easily stretch to fit the pan.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. Once its done. Let it cool on a baking rack for a few mins. Ready to serve!
TIP: for a non soggy pizza, use minimal pizza sauce. I make my own pizza sauce using tomato paste mixed with garlic powder and dried oregano.
Toppings: shredded mozerella cheese, canned pineapples (pat dry), fresh arugula, thinly sliced prosciutto
Toppings: shredded mozerella cheese, sliced white mushrooms, Italian pepperoni

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