Crisp Pizza Crusts
Cooking tips for the caring cook.
Pick Your Preference
- Whether you prefer deep-dish pizza, thin crust pizza or any type in between, nobody likes soggy pizza crust. For the best crust, make sure to preheat your oven and check to be certain the internal oven temperature is where it's supposed to be before putting in your pie. If you think your built-in oven thermometer is giving you incorrect temperature readings, consider purchasing one at the store.
- Before rolling out pizza dough, place between two sheets of waxed paper. The paper not only prevents the dough from sticking to the work surface, but also makes the dough's transfer to the pizza pan easier as well. When you're ready to transfer the dough, simply remove one layer of paper and gently flip the dough round over onto the pan.
- For a very crisp pizza crust, preheat the baking sheet before placing the crust on it. For cooks who are even more adventurous, place bricks directly on the bottom of the oven (or on a low shelf), cover with foil, heat the oven and place the crust on top. A pizza stone, available at many gourmet retailers, also works well.
- To keep your pizza crust crispy, try placing the cheese before the tomato sauce.