There’s nothing quite as good as the taste of a slice of a gooey pizza, or getting a whiff of warm -saucy bread when you’re hungry. Pizza may not be the healthiest of options, but it’s some of the best get-together food out there. With National Pizza Party Day on Friday, May 18, use the right tools to make your very own from scratch! With the help of a Whirlpool Wall Oven, your homemade pizza will be a big hit among family and friends. Don’t know what kind to make? No problem – we’ve got you covered! Follow the steps below for a simple take on a traditional Pepperoni Pizza.
1 ¾ cup warm water
2 ¼ tsp instant yeast
4 ¼ cups flour
1 ½ tsp salt
3 ½ tbsp. olive oil
1 jar traditional pizza sauce (Any brand)
40 pepperoni slices (feel free to have as many or as little as you want)
2 cups shredded mozzarella
Preheat oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a bowl, add all the ingredients to make the dough. Once the mixture hardens, use your hands to knead the dough together. You’ll want to make sure your hands and the countertop are extra floury so none of the doughy substance sticks to your hands or the surface. Next, put the dough back the bowl, cover with saran wrap and place somewhere warm so it can rise for up to an hour. If you don’t have a Whirlpool Warming Drawer, set the dough in the sun or somewhere else warm.
After about an hour of rising, your dough should be almost double the size. If you have a pizza stone, sprinkle some flour on top of it and spread it around with your fingers. If you don’t have a pizza stone to place your pizza dough, a regular pan will do just fine. Place the dough on what you have and start spreading it out, being sure to make the outside thicker for the crust. Now that your crust is all laid out, all you need to do is pour on the sauce, sprinkle the mozzarella cheese, and lay the pepperoni slices.
Slide your pizza into the oven and let it cook between 10 and 15 minutes, or when the crust becomes golden. Take out the pizza and let it sit for 5 minutes before stuffing your face with it.
Cooking up a pizza from scratch isn’t rocket science, but it does take dedication and patience to make it taste like perfection. With the assistance of a Whirlpool Wall Oven, your pizza will bake at the precise temperature, coming out just right for National Pizza Party Day. If you aren’t sure what kind of Whirlpool oven you should have for this sort of project, stop by our store to find out what’s best for you and your family! With the right Whirlpool oven or range, you can celebrate National Pizza Party Day with some yummy Italian cuisine on your table!