Cooking Instructions

STORAGE: 

  • Take N Bakes, Pizza Kits and Flatbread Crusts can be refrigerated up to 5 days or can be stored in the freezer for 1 month+.  Take N Bakes and Crusts defrost in the fridge overnight or 5-10 minutes room temperature (Pizza Kits 20 min).

    Take N Bakes with fresh produce toppings ie. fresh vegetables/ herbs will most likely change color or dry out if you choose to freeze them. 

  • GLUTEN FREE Take N Bakes, Pizza Kits and Flatbread Crusts must be KEPT FROZEN unless it has fresh produce, which needs to be eaten within 5 days. They tend to dry out in the refrigerator.  Also they must be handled with care, as they are DELICATE.

  • Pizza Kits- If you plan to eat only 1-2 pizzas within the week that you received the kit, then take out the amount you need, and store the rest in the freezer.

  • Flatbread crusts can be separated with wax paper, parchment paper or into ziplock bags BEFORE freezing, otherwise they will freeze STUCK together.  (If this happens, the only way to separate is to thaw it out entirely.) Take these steps only if you want to take out small amounts periodically.

  • DO NOT freeze, thaw and refreeze, otherwise the quality of ingredients will be compromised.


BAKING INSTRUCTIONS:


Pizza Stone (Preferred method).  You can purchase a reasonably priced pizza stone from our online store.  Using a pizza stone is a GAME CHANGER, as it ensures a consistently CRISPY crust and reduces baking time.

  1. Position oven rack to the lowest level in the oven.

  2. Position pizza stone onto center of the oven rack.  We suggest simply storing your stone on the rack in your oven!

  3. Preheat oven at 500-525 degrees for 30 minutes. (NEVER put a cold pizza stone into a hot oven! The stone will break!)

  4. Place crust onto a cutting board, upside down baking sheet pan, or pizza peel

  5. Bring cutting board/ pizza peel to oven. Use offset spatula to transfer flatbread from cutting board/peel onto the preheated pizza stone.

  6. Check at 3 minutes.  Bake until toppings are hot, cheese is melted and bottom of the crust is CRISPY and light-medium brown. (Baking time will vary depending on oven.)

  7. Take n Bake pizzas are already seasoned.   If you’re making your own pizzas with our Flatbread Crusts/ Pizza Kits, we suggest garnish with salt and black pepper.


Oven or Toaster Oven

  1. Position oven rack to the MIDDLE level in the oven.

  2. Preheat oven at 475-525 degrees for 30 minutes.  The HOTTER the better!!

  3. Put crusts onto a baking/cookie sheet pan.

  4. Put sheet pan onto center of the middle baking rack, in the preheated oven.

  5. Check at 3 minutes.  To ensure even cooking, rotate pan completely at the halfway mark. Bake until toppings are hot, cheese is melted and bottom of the crust is CRISPY and light-medium brown. (Baking time will vary depending on oven.)

  6. Take n Bake pizzas are already seasoned.   If you’re making your own pizzas with our Flatbread Crusts/ Pizza Kits, we suggest garnish with salt and black pepper.


BBQ Grill

  1. You can use a pizza stone on the grill or put the pizza directly on the grill.

  2. Preheat COVERED grill on high heat for 30 minutes. Ultimately, you want it to be 500-525 degrees, like an OVEN!

  3. Place crust onto a cutting board/ pizza peel. This will help your pizza slide off onto the the grill or stone.

  4. Bring cutting board/ pizza peel to the grill. Use offset spatula to transfer flatbread from cutting board onto preheated grill.

  5. Check at 2 minutes.  Bake until toppings are hot, cheese is melted and bottom of the crust is CRISPY and light-medium brown. (Baking time will vary depending on oven.)

  6. Take n Bake pizzas are already seasoned.   If you’re making your own pizzas with our Flatbread Crusts/ Pizza Kits, we suggest garnish with salt and black pepper.

ASSEMBLING PIZZA KIT/ FLATBREAD CRUSTS:

  1. Prepare STONE/ OVEN/ GRLL as directed below.

  2. Spread approximately 1 tsp. olive oil onto crust with back of spoon/ brush.

  3. 1 Tbsp Sauce- spread sauce evenly.  Leave about 1/4" margin or less around the edges. 

  4. 1 tsp. Parmesan cheese- sprinkle evenly before baking or after baking

  5. Add desired veggie or meat toppings.  Pepperoni always goes on LAST.

  6. Bake as directed below.


NON DAIRY PIZZA KIT:

  1. Spread sauce as directed above. Evenly place a SINGLE layer of

    shaved vegan mozzarella cheese

  2. Add desired veggie or meat toppings.  Pepperoni always goes on LAST.

  3. Sprinkle with vegan Parmesan cheese

  4. Bake as directed below.

  5. DRIZZLE OR DIP the cashew cream AFTER the pizza is baked!


PUTTING AN EGG ON TOP:

  1. Do NOT use convection! Bake according to directions listed above.

  2. Make a divot in the middle of the pizza. It’s best if the egg sits directly on top of the crust (as a single layer) and not on top of other toppings.

  3. Egg usually cooks within 4 minutes.

  4. When pizza is done & egg is cooked sunny side up, BUST open the egg, with a spoon, and drizzle/smear the yolk all over the pizza!

  5. Season the egg with salt, black pepper.  Sliced green onions or chives (optional). The hot sauce that we sell in our online store compliments the egg perfectly!

  6. If the egg is not cooked, but the crust & toppings are done, take the pizza out of the oven and BUST and smear the egg all over the pizza, and put back in the oven for 30-60 seconds.