If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to how you know if your pizza is cooked. After all, it’s just a matter of looking at the cheese and judging whether it’s melted enough, right? Wrong. There’s actually a lot more to it than that. Here’s a quick guide to making sure your pizza is cooked to perfection every time.
Pre-heat the oven to the required temperature
cooking times may vary due to differences in ovens. It is important to pre-heat the oven to the required temperature before cooking your pizza. The following are guidelines only.
– cooking surface and method: place pizza on preheated baking tray in the centre of a hot oven
– bake for: 12-15 minutes
Put the pizza in the oven on the required shelf
Check the packaging of your pizza to see what temperature and shelf position your pizza should be cooked on. Pre-heat your oven to the required temperature before cooking your pizza. Place the pizza on the required shelf in the oven and cook for the time stated on the packaging. Check that your pizza is cooked by looking at the base – it should be golden brown.
Set the timer for the required time
For a perfectly cooked pizza, it is essential to set the timer for the required time. Once the timer goes off, check the pizza to see if the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted. If it is not, put it back in the oven for a few more minutes.
Check if the cheese has melted and started to turn golden brown
Pizza is cooked when the cheese has melted and started to turn golden brown, and the base is nice and crisp. You can tell if the base is cooked by lifting up a slice and check if the bottom has turned golden brown.
Check if the base is crispy
A cooked pizza should have a crispy base. An easy way to tell if your pizza is cooked, is to lift it up and check the underside. If it’s brown and crispy, it’s cooked. If it’s still doughy, give it a few more minutes.
If the pizza is cooked, remove it from the oven
If the pizza is cooked, remove it from the oven. The pizza should be a light golden color with brown spots. If the pizza is not cooked, leave it in the oven for a few minutes longer.
Let the pizza cool down for a few minutes before serving
Once you’ve taken your pizza out of the oven, let it cool down for a few minutes before serving. This will allow the cheese to set and the flavors to meld. If you can’t wait that long, go ahead and take a slice-just be careful, as the pizza will be very hot.
Enjoy your pizza!
You know your pizza is cooked when the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the crust is golden brown.