Learn to Bake Great Pizza at Home
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Learn to Bake Great Pizza at Home

You can bake Pizzeria Style Pizza in your Home Oven! Learn about pizza dough & recipes for many regional styles of pizza
4.6 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
67 students enrolled
Created by Bill Crawford
Last updated 9/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Select the best oven for baking pizza at home
  • Equip a home kitchen for baking pizza
  • Select the right ingredients for great pizza
  • Make great tasting pizza dough
  • Make great tasting pizza sauce
  • Stretch a dough ball into pizza crust
  • Avoid common pizza baking mistakes
  • Make many regional styles of pizza
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Requirements
  • You do not need to own special equipment or buy anything for your kitchen prior to watching this class. We will cover equipment and ingredient essentials in the first few lessons.
Description

Learn everything you need to know to bake great tasting pizzeria style pizza in your home kitchen. You'll also get many great tasting pizza recipes that you can make yourself.

Turn your home kitchen into a pizzeria with this course for anyone who wants to make great tasting pizza.

Is your idea of pizza at home involve frozen processed pies? Isn't it time you learned the simple steps involved in making fresh delicious pizza from scratch? After you've taken this course you'll be able to achieve the following:

  • Select the best oven for baking pizza at home
  • Equip a home kitchen for baking pizza
  • Select the right ingredients for great pizza
  • Make great tasting pizza dough
  • Make great tasting pizza sauce
  • Stretch a dough ball into pizza crust
  • Avoid common pizza baking mistakes
  • Make many regional styles of pizza - Chicago Syle, Thin Crust, Margherita, Old Forge Style and many more!


What are the requirements?

A willingness to experiment and a love for pizza! You do not need to buy any tools or build your own brick oven to get wonderful results. Anyone can make great pizza at home.

Save money and make new friends with your new pizza baking skills!

Pizza is the most popular food in the world. But for most people, recreating that fresh pizza experience at home seems out of reach. Well not anymore! Stop spending money on frozen pizza and delivery fees and take this course. You'll be shocked at how simple it is to make your own pizza.

After taking this course you can start impressing friends and family with great tasting pizza that you've made yourself. Once you've learned some simple methods for preparing dough and buying the right ingredients you'll never have to order out for pizza again. 

I grew up working in pizzerias as a pizza chef. Desperate to reproduce professional restaurant results, I have been working for over 20 years to perfect the art of baking pizza at home. Now I want to pass that knowledge on to you! You can avoid the bad burns and mistakes that I made along the way by watching as I share pro pizza recipes, tips and tricks.

Content and Overview:

This course is directed at those who want to take their home pizza skills to the next level. With over 15 lectures and hours of content, you'll learn fundamental concepts, oven selection, essential ingredients and many specific recipes. 

The first section of the curse, Before You Bake, covers the things you will need to know before you start cooking. You'll gain pro knowledge like how to work with a home oven to get the best pizza crust, what ingredients make the most difference in taste, and what pizza equipment is worth your money.

The second section, Dough Preparation, covers everything you need to know about making your own pizza dough. From preparing the dough to stretching it into a pizza, you'll gain the skills required to get to the oven. 

The Pizza Recipe sections are filled with lessons which show you step by step how to build time-tested pizza recipes that you and your guests will love to eat. Each recipe lesson includes a video lecture as well as a recipe card so you can follow along in your own kitchen. You'll also get exposed to many regional styles and specialty pizza recipes that will help you expand your pizza portfolio.




Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for those who want to step up their pizza game and make pizzeria style pizza in their home kitchen.
  • This course is also for experienced pizza bakers who want to learn new recipes and new regional pizza styles.
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
03:16:36
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Before You Bake
4 Lectures 38:36

In this video I will cover the purpose of the course and go over the contents of the videos at a high level. You'll also see photos of delicious home baked pizzas!

Preview 01:46

There are many types of ovens for your home that can be used for pizza baking. In this video we will discuss the pros and cons of the various options to help you decide what oven is best for you. Don't worry, most of our pizzas will be baked in a common kitchen oven. Watch this video to learn about other options for taking your pizza to new levels. 

Preview 10:08

In this video I discuss the basic equipment you will need to get started making great pizza at home. We will cover dough mixers, dough preparation tools, baking tools and serving tools.

Home Pizza Baking Equipment
11:38

In this video you will learn about three critical ingredients that separate great home pizza from the bland recipes you find on the Internet. I'll cover flour selection, tomatoes and cheese. I'll also cover yeast.

Home Pizza Ingredient Essentials
15:04
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Pizza Dough Preparation
3 Lectures 49:23

In this video I will show how to prepare pizza dough from scratch using a simple mixing method.

Basic Pizza Dough Preparation
16:53

In this video I will cover a more advanced method for preparing pizza dough including an autolyse which can result in a better tasting crust. I'll also explain the importance of measuring ingredients and how to use baker's percentage. 

Advanced Pizza Dough Preparation
15:51

In this lesson you will learn a method used by bread and pizza bakers to get the most accurate measurements and ingredient ratios. This lesson will be helpful for those who are experimenting with changes to their dough recipes or who need to make various sizes of dough batches.

Baker's Percentage explained
16:39
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Traditional Style Pizza Recipes
6 Lectures 01:04:51

In this video I will show you how to bake the legendary Pizza Margherita. Named for the queen it was designed to impress, this classic pizza explodes with simple flavor. Everyone loves this basic pizza pie.

The Margherita Pizza
16:00

In this video I will show you how to make the simplest form of a traditional cheese and pepperoni pizza. I will also share my traditional pizza sauce recipe which can be used as a base for any custom pizza. Kids and adults all over the world eat this classic every day. Skip the local pizza joint and make your own at home instead.

Basic Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza
12:16

In this video I will show you how to make a spinach and sun dried tomato pizza with a garlic olive oil base and topped with crumbled feta cheese. This pizza has a wonderful flavor and a great fresh taste.

Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Pizza
09:12

In this video you will learn two ways to make delicious buffalo chicken pizza. If you love savory chicken and pizza with a kick, this will be a delicious class for you.

Buffalo chicken Pizza
11:33

In this video you'll learn how to make a fantastic taco pizza. The pizza is based with refried bean sauce and cheddar cheese. After baking you'll add fresh lettuce, cheese salsa and tomato. This pizza has a great southwest style and is sure to be a hit.

Taco Pizza
08:03

In this video you will learn how to bake a hearty barbecue chicken pizza. This pizza has a base of barbecue flavored sauce and is topped with red onions, grilled chicken and smoke flavored cheese. 

Barbecue Chicken Pizza
07:47
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Regional Style Pizza Recipes
3 Lectures 43:46

Chicago is famous for having pizza with a buttery deep dish crust and having it's toppings upside down. In this class I will show you a simple but delicious Chicago style pizza that can be made in your home. 

Chicago Style Pizza
15:29

Old Forge Pennsylvania is famous for it's unique pizza style. The crust is light and airy and the bottom lightly fried in peanut oil. The result is a tasty pizza with real crunch that goes down easy. In this video you'll learn how to make this tray pizza for your friends and family.

Old Forge Style Pizza
15:53

In this video you'll learn how to make thin cracker crust for pizza. We'll top this pizza with lots of meat for a delicious combination of savory flavors. 

Thin Cracker Style Pizza
12:24
About the Instructor
Bill Crawford
4.6 Average rating
11 Reviews
67 Students
1 Course
Pizzamaniac and Pizza Class Instructor

After working in pizzerias as a pizza chef while in high school and college I set out to discover how I could get pizzeria style pizza from my home oven. I've now been working on my home pizza recipes for over 20 years. I love to share what I've learned with others and learn from those who are also passionate about the world's favorite food.