We asked some of the best pizza experts in town to give us their top tips in creating the most amazing pizza possible.
What is the best temperature to cook pizza?
Every oven varies slightly. If you are making your own pizza dough, cook it on the highest heat for 13-15 minutes. A pre-cooked base, like the Woolworths Gold Traditional Pizza Bases, should be cooked at 200 degrees Celsius in a fan-forced oven for 10-12 minutes.
Extra tip: When making chicken pizzas, always use pre-cooked chicken and cook the pizza for the same time as you would any other pizza.
How do I know when my pizza is ready?
The underside of the base of your pizza should be golden brown and all the cheese should be completely melted.
What cheese should I use?
Use mozzarella cheese for a traditional chewy, stringy texture, or try buffalo mozzarella for a creamy authentic Italian finish. Create your own unique flavour using a mixture of these cheeses along with your own favourites.
What’s the best way to cut pizza?
It’s always best to use a pizza cutter. Cut the pizza into quarters first and then cut those quarters in half.
Perfect topping combinations
Four cheeses is a classic that never fails. For something a little more fancy, try Portobello Mushroom and Tallegio cheese.
Woolworths chefs and product development specialists have developed the perfect flavour combinations for the premium Gold range including Calabrese Salami and Mozzarella, Prosciutto and Goat’s Cheese, Chicken and Pancetta, and Margherita drizzled with basil oil.