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Best pizza dough recipe, ovens & accessories to cook perfect pizzas!

Posted by Lorraine on 9th Feb 2023

Create pizzas as good as the professionals. We share a delicious, easy pizza dough recipe plus we've hand picked a selection of ovens and accessories to help you cook the perfect homemade pizza.

Our oven selection includes three amazing ovens that are suitable for all budgets. The Caple Sense C2101 and Hotpoint SI6864SHIX both provide plenty of useful features at a great price. If you're looking for a high spec oven and are prepared to pay more, the Whirlpool W11IOM14MS2H with intelligent sensors and pre programmed recipes is hard to beat.

Read on to find out what we love about these stylish, energy efficient ovens plus, we share a delicious homemade pizza dough recipe and must have accessories for pizza cooking at home.

Hotpoint SI6871SPBL Built In Pyrolytic Single Oven.

Cook delicious pizzas from scratch with the Hotpoint,SI6871SPBL, Built In Single Oven! This 73L capacity oven features multi-flow technology, a convection system that distributes heat evening within the cavity. Using multi flow technology dishes come out of the oven, perfectly baked! Enjoy beautifully risen cakes and crispy based pizzas with no under cooked doughy bases and burnt edges!

The Hotpoint SI6871SPBL Oven features extendable telescopic shelves which reduces the risk of burning when loading and removing food from the oven. The ‘Expert Recipes’ function offers semi-automatic cycles, it will help you select the right temperature and shelf position for the recipe you are cooking so you achieve the best results.

When your oven needs a clean, the pyrolytic self-clean programme burns away dirt and grime without the need for harsh chemicals. Set this powerful cleaning cycle and once complete, simply wipe with a damp cloth for sparkling clean results.

Caple Sense C2101Single Built In Oven.

Cooking a selection of pizzas with a variety of toppings is easy with the Caple Sense C2101 Single Built In Oven! This energy efficient, A rated oven features MoitionHeat+, a function that saves time and energy. Using MotionHeat+, heat is distributed evenly around the cavity ensuring the oven reaches the desired temperature extremely quickly, reducing the need to preheat. It allows you to cook pizza (or any other food of course!) on multiple levels without aromas and flavours mixing.

With a 67 litre capacity and 10 functions to choose between this oven is an excellent choice all round! It also comes with 2 sets of fully extendable telescopic runners. Telescopic runners are a great addition as they make it easy check food during cooking and safer to load dishes in and out of the oven.

Featuring an LED, touch control display and black glass, double glazed door with a stainless steel trim, the C2101 is a stylish choice. Ideal for any modern kitchen.

Whirlpool W11IOM14MS2HBuilt In Oven.

This top of the range Whirlpool W collection oven features 6thsense technology and a multi sense food probe which takes the guess work out of cooking! Unique sensors automatically adjust time, humidity settings and internal temperatures to cook dishes to perfection.

Expect succulent toppings and a perfectly crispy based pizzas with the Whirlpool W11I0M14MS2H Single Oven. You can choose from a diverse range of fully assisted cooking combinations including a dedicated pizza setting. The pizza function can be programmed to suit the type of pizza you are cooking! This means whether you are planning to cook frozen, fresh, thin base or deep crust pizza, every variety will be cooked beautifully.

Complete with Cook4 technology, you can cook up to four dishes together, without the risk of aromas mixing between recipes. It has an excellent A+ energy rating and an eco-friendly ‘StarClean’ cleaning cycle that will keep your oven looking like new.

Pizza Dough Recipe

Servings: 6-8 Medium Pizzas

Prep Time : 1 hr 15 Mins (Includes 1 hr proving)

Ingredients.

  • 1kg strong white bread flour or Tipo '00' flour
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 2 x 7g Dried yeast sachets *
  • 1 Tbsp Golden caster sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 650ml Lukewarm water *

Method.

  1. Sieve the flour and salt. Place on a clean work surface and make a well in the centre.
  2. Mix the yeast, sugar, oil and water in a jug. Leave for two minutes and check the sugar has dissolved before pouring into the well.
  3. Use a fork to gradually blend the flour into the liquid from the sides. Continue until the dough starts to combine then combine the last of the flour with your clean, floured hands.
  4. Continue to knead until the dough is smooth and springy, roll into a ball.
  5. Dust a large bowl with flour, place the dough in the middle, dust with flour and cover with a damp, clean tea towel and place in a warm space for around an hr. The dough will double in size.
  6. Flour a clean work surface, continue to knead to push out the air with your hands. If planning to user later, wrap the dough in cling film and place in the fridge uniil ready to use.
  7. Divide into 6 or 8 pieces (this depends how big you want your pizzas) and roll into small balls.
  8. Roll to about 0.5mm thick.

Author Tips.

We've tried this recipe using IPA beer! To do this you just need to make a few small adjustments to the recipe above. Use 1 sachet of dried yeast (not 2) Reduce lukewarm water to 320ml and add 330ml American IPA such as the 'Roll With It' Pale Ale from Vocation Brewery.

Italian Tipo '00' flour is the best flour to use for dough making. It can be found in Italian delis and many supermarkets. It's fine texture creates lovely smooth textured dough.

Love Pizza? Whether you're cooking fresh, frozen or homemade pizza these cooking accessories are a must for any pizza lovers.

Pizza Stone & Pizza Peel

This ceramic pizza stone from Caple heats evenly while the moisture wicking stone ensures crispy based pizzas every time. We love the fact the PIZZASTONE retains the heats and stays warm once it comes out of the oven keeping your pizza (or other baked treats) warmer for longer.

Don't be fooled by the name. You can cook more than pizza on it. The ceramic stone is also brilliant for warming croissants and baked goods.

Designed to use with the Caple Pizza Stone, the Caple Pizza Peel helps you to transfer pizzas to the oven without damaging the dough or spilling any of the ingredients.

Pizza peels are also known as a Pizza Paddle. These handy giant sized tools are an essential part of the pizza making process!

We have an excellent range of built in ovens at Appliance House many of which provide unique settings for cooking pizza! Should you need any help choosing a new oven or accessories for your kitchen then please call our helpful customer service team on 0330 002 0229. We're always happy to help.

Updated March 2024.

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