To celebrate National Pizza Day on 9th February, Crust Bros will be offering Margherita pizzas for just £5 from 12 - 5pm at both Waterloo and Croydon - perfect for a midweek lunch treat or to take home after work.
For those who can't make it out for pizza this year but would like to give it a go at home, Crust Bros have you covered. Founder, Joe Moore, shares top tips for making the perfect pizza at home this National Pizza Day:
Great pizza needs great ingredients - Margheritas require just four ingredients so quality is essential.
Use 00 flour for that authentic Italian taste
Never add salt to your dough as this kills the yeast and prevents the dough from rising
The window pane test checks whether dough is perfectly kneaded: take a small piece of dough, spread it between 2 fingers on each hand into a window pane shape and if you can just about see through it, you're golden!
Patience is a virtue - leave your dough to prove overnight in the fridge and slice mozzarella an hour before placing it on top of your pizza
Dust excess flour from your pizza base before cooking to prevent burn
Start by cooking your dough in a frying pan on a medium heat, add tomato sauce, basil and mozzarella. Transfer to a pizza stone in a baking hot grill and cook carefully until mozzarella is melted.