Over the years of making pizzas, I’ve hit all the common pizza dough problems and found solutions by experimenting and getting advice from experts. I hope this list gives you help in your quest for that perfect dough.
A good place to start is trying my own pizza dough recipe. It’s got some really detailed step-by-step instructions to keep you on track – so check it out.
My best tip for making pizza in a home oven is to use a pizza “steel”. It adds intense heat from below for amazing crusts – I have this steel from Amazon which is much lower priced than other brands but works perfectly. Steel conducts heat better than stone, they don’t shatter and are easier to clean.
1. Proofing Pizza Dough – Ultimate Guide
Start here with my guide on proofing for some guidance on what proofing is, how to do it, and some advanced tips.
2. Under Cooked Pizza Dough
If your pizza dough is not cooked in the middle or tastes doughy, then see my article on fixing undercooked pizza dough.
3. Shrinking Pizza Dough
If you’ve ever tried to stretch out your dough only for it to spring back, then read 5 ways to keep pizza dough from shrinking.
4. Tearing Pizza Dough
Hand stretching your dough can be tricky. If you’re getting tears in the center and need help then read my article on why pizza dough tears when stretching.
5. Proofing Temperatures For Pizza Dough
Unsure of the most suitable temperatures to rise your dough? Check out my article on the best pizza dough proofing temperature.