When you think of a microwave, you picture reheating food that has already been made. But what if there was a microwave that could do more than just reheat?
Picture this: A perfectly browned crust, mozzarella melted to perfection, the aroma of freshly cooked pizza surrounding your kitchen. Now picture all this made in under 30 minutes in your microwave. While whipping up a homemade pizza to the same caliber as your hometowns traditional pizzeria can be quite the task, we say; challenge accepted.
Whether it’s how long you decide to mix your pizza dough or the equal spread of your selection of topping, the best way to ensure a delicious homemade pizza is to pay attention to the details. When you are making the choice between many convection microwaves that would allow a pizza to be cooked in a reasonable time frame, it is important to keep in mind the size of the microwave.
The Sharp SMD3070AS Microwave Drawer for example, is 1.2 cubic feet, which offers plenty of cooking space for a full 18-inch pizza. Accessibility is also a key component for a clean and easy pizza assembly; Sharp’s easy to use pull-out microwave drawers make cooking easier by putting the microwave at an accessible height, making unnecessary sauce spills from tipping your pizza pie avoidable.
Making Pizza Dough in the Microwave
Choosing a dough recipe can be tricky at times, especially with so many available at the click of a button. Our choice for that long lost taste of Italy pizza dough would be Tyler Florence’s recipe featured on the Food Network.
When preparing your dough, some supplies this recipe requires are:
- 2 packages active dry yeast
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 cups warm water (100 to 110 degrees F.)
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 6 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for bowl
Once your dough is prepped and ready to go, use the directions below from Leaf.TV:
“To cook fresh pizza dough, shape the dough into a pie shape and microwave it for four minutes. Check to make sure the dough is firm, but not hard. Then add your sauce and toppings and bake as directed for the frozen pizza. The fresh pizza may take a few minutes less, so expect a cooking time of 10 minutes or 20 minutes total, depending on which option you choose. Don’t forget to keep an eye on your pizza while it’s cooking.”