Make Your Own Pizza Crust With Flat Breads From Damascus BakeriesMarch 18, 2013 | This post is in: Recipes |
Pizza tastes better and costs less when you make your own pizza crust with flat breads from Damascus Bakeries. With our delicious breads and these tips for making perfect pizza at home, you may never want to wait for delivery again.
Our fresh breads make excellent crusts whether you choose our Syrian pita bread or the lahvash wraps, a soft and thin Middle Eastern bread. They’re all high in fiber and low in fat and contain absolutely no trans fat or cholesterol. They’re also low glycemic. Once you’ve got your pizza assembled, all you need to do is bake it for about 5 to 7 minutes and let cool a minute before slicing and serving. For the next best thing to a wood-fired brick oven, use a pizza stone that will absorb the heat from your oven or a pizza screen that’s ideal for thin, crispy crusts.
When it comes to the sauce, you want to avoid overdoing it so your pizza doesn’t come out soggy. If you’ve got it right, you’ll be able to just see the crust through the sauce. Swirl it around in the middle and keep it away from the corners where it’s likely to burn.
Homemade pizza gives you complete control of the toppings so you can accommodate any dietary needs or add in your favorite foods. It’s also a great way to use up leftovers like salad greens that won’t last much longer or the last olives in the jar. Make sure to pre-cook toppings like mushrooms and tomatoes to get rid of any excess water. Your pizza will look even better if you pull the mozzarella apart by hand into chunks rather than grating it or cutting it uniformly. As a final step, drizzle a little olive oil on top. In addition to tasting great, it will seal in the flavors and help keep your pizza from getting burnt or dried out.
In no time at all you’ll wind up with great tasting pizza for less than you might spend tipping the delivery person. At New York’s Damascus Bakeries, we’ve been providing delicious bread solutions like this for three generations. Contact us for more ideas and recipes.