One of the best things about living at home is the endless supply of home-cooked meals that your parents provide. However, now that you have moved out to your first flat, it is time to learn how to do some cooking of your own. On the nights you are too tired to tackle the oven, a freshly made pizza is a worthy treat. However, did you know that reheating the pizza the next day also has a fine art to it? If you have previously been slapping your pizza slices into the microwave without a second thought, you're doing it wrong. Instead, use one of these two cooking methods to have pizza on the second day that tastes as good as the first.
The problem with throwing your pizza in the microwave is that it drys out and does not have the same crisp pizza base that you enjoyed when you visited the pizza restaurant. One solution to this is to pull out a frying pan slightly bigger than the slices of pizza you want to reheat.
Spray the frying pan with cooking oil, and turn it onto a low heat. You don't want to turn the heat up too high as you will burn the pizza crust. Place the pizza slices in the pan and let it cook for approximately 10 minutes. You will know that it is ready for eating when the cheese topping has melted. Slide the pizza onto your plate and enjoy.
Microwave With Water
If you don't have access to a cooktop, you can still use the microwave to heat up your pizza. But, there is a technique to use which will make sure your pizza crust doesn't taste stale and chewy. Take a coffee mug out of your cupboard and fill it about two-thirds full with hot tap water.
Place the mug in the microwave and then place a plate on top that has your pizza slice on it. Microwave your pizza in 30-second bursts on a medium heat until the cheese has melted. The reason this method works is that the steam from the water adds moisture back into the pizza crust. The water rehydrates the crust to make it chewy and not dry.
The other way to make sure your leftovers taste great is just not to have any. Instead, eat the pizza when you buy it and head back to your favourite pizza restaurant to buy a fresh one as you need it. That way you'll always have a fresh, tasty pizza to enjoy.