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True Pizza’s Pizza Baking FAQ

How to prepare the dough for baking?

Our Classic Pizza Dough is an active dough and it is very respondent to temperature. Ideally, you would want the dough to be at room temperature before baking it.

The slow way: Take the dough out of the freezer and place it in the fridge the day before you plan to use it. At least a couple of hours before baking it, take it out of the fridge, place it in a container, cover with cling film or a kitchen towel and place it somewhere warm (room temp.).

The fast way:
At least 4-5 hours before you want to use it, take the dough out of the freezer and keep it at room temperature.

We don’t recommend it, but there is a quicker way to thaw the dough. Take the dough out of the freezer and place it (still in the bag) in a bowl of lukewarm water. The dough should be ready to work with in about an hour, but the results could be far from ideal.

How do I know when the dough is ready to bake?

The dough is ready to bake when it reaches room temperature, and becomes soft to the touch.
A good way to check it is with the Poke test: Poke the dough ball with your finger, and if the dough springs right back, it’s not yet ready. If it springs back slowly, leaving an indent where you poked it, it’s good to go!

How to bake the pizza dough in a regular kitchen oven?

Detailed instructions can be found on our How To Bake Pizzas in a Pizza Oven or a Regular Kitchen Oven page

If you are baking in a regular pizza oven, we recommend using a pizza stone/steel or at least a baking tray that will be kept in the oven and heated up.
– Preheat the oven to (at least) 220°C;
– Prepare the pizza and spread the tomato sauce on it, but hold off the cheese and the rest of the toppings;
– Place the pizza directly on to the hot surface (stone/steel, baking tray) and bake for about 6-8 minutes;
– Take the pizza out of the oven, top it up with cheese and place it back in to the oven;
– Bake until the crust is golden brown, and the cheese has melted;
– Remove from the oven and let cool for 2 minutes before cutting and serving.

How to bake the pizza in a pizza oven?

Detailed instructions can be found on our How To Bake Pizzas in a Pizza Oven or a Regular Kitchen Oven page

If you have an oven that goes to 300°C or even higher, there’s no need to pre-bake the pizzas.
– Preheat the oven to the max temperature;
– Prepare fully topped pizza;
– Place the pizza directly into the oven and bake for about 2-5 minutes (depending on oven temp), rotating if needed;
– Bake until the crust is golden brown, and the cheese has melted;
– Remove from the oven and let cool for 2 minutes before cutting and serving.

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