How to make pizza at home

come cuocere la pizza nel forno di casa

How to make pizza at home

Definitive Guide on How to Cook the Perfect Pizza with the Refractory Pizza Plate

In the heart of every culinary enthusiast burns the desire to replicate the culinary wonders of favourite restaurants. Pizza, with its crispy crust, stringy cheese and tasty toppings, tops the list of dishes that many try to perfect. Fortunately, with the help of the lava stone, turning your home oven into a pizza oven is easier than you thin. In this article, we will guide you on how to use lava stone as a refractory pizza plate, guaranteeing you a pizza worthy of an Italian pizzeria, in the comfort of your own home!

  1. Preparing the lava stone

    To begin with, it is essential to choose the correct refractory pizza stone. The CUORE LAVICO lava stone to its ability to retain heat and distribute it evenly, proves to be an irreplaceable ally. To get the most out of your CUORE LAVICO hotplate, it is essential to position it properly inside the oven. If your oven is equipped with the pizza function, place the lava stone at the base of the oven or on the last shelf of the grill. This position allows the plate to heat up properly, during the preheating period. In the absence of such a function, don’t worry! By placing the plate at the top of the oven and keeping a distance of 15/20 cm from the upper heating element, you can optimise heating in grill mode and then switch to static cooking.

  2. The Secret of Perfect Cooking

    Once you have positioned your stone correctly, the next step is to preheat the oven. This process is vital, as a hot stone is the secret to achieving that irresistibly crispy crust we all love. We recommend preheating the oven to a temperature of 250-300°C, depending on the specifications of your model, for at least 40 minutes before introducing the pizza. When the stone has reached the desired temperature, it is time to bake your pizza with the help of a pizza peel on the hot surface. At this point, the magic of the lava stone comes into play, absorbing the moisture from the dough and ensuring even and fast baking, essential characteristics for a pizza that looks like it came out of the oven of an expert pizza maker.

  3. Final Tips for the Perfect Pizza

  • Do not overload the pizza: too much topping can make the pizza moist and difficult to cook evenly.
  • Cooking time: Generally, a pizza takes between 3 and 5 minutes to cook perfectly, but always keep an eye on your creation, as every oven is different.
  • Experiment: Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of dough and toppings. The beauty of the home-made pizza lies in the possibility of customising it to one’s own taste.

With the right equipment and a little practice, you can say goodbye to pizzerias and enjoy the experience of creating delicious pizzas in the comfort of your own home. Using lava stone as a refractory plate for pizzas will not only improve the quality of your pizzas, but will turn every dinner into a special occasion. By following these simple tips, you can say goodbye to raw underneath or burnt pizzas and welcome crispy, tasty crusts like never before. Happy cooking and bon appetit!


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