At first glance, pizza seems simple. Top dough with cheese, meats, and veggies, cook in a hot oven, and you’ve got a delicious meal that everyone will love. But even the best pizza makers sometimes end up with a pie that is only “okay,” with a crust that’s not quite crispy enough or cheese that’s just not oozing in the right way. Click through to read some simple fixes to turn your next pizza into perfection.
Simple as it seems to transform a kitchen into a pizzeria, certain factors—like temperamental dough, or the fact that we still don’t have one of those darn wood-fired ovens—keep that pizza just good, not flawless. Nutcakes tried her hand at Jim Lahey’s no-knead (and genius) pizza dough and hit a roadblock: “the topping baked and was getting brown spots [but] the dough wasn’t ready and crisp.”