To begin with, you need pizza crust or dough. You can buy pre-baked pizza dough shells and I have found these to be quite good if you are in a hurry. There are also partially baked pizza shells available that also work quite well. My pizza dough recipe is available here - I often like to partially pre-bake the dough for about 10 minutes before adding the toppings to get a crispier crust. The extra effort involved in making your own dough is well worth it. You can also buy raw pizza dough, ready to roll out before making your pizza.
Once you have your pizza crust ready to go, nothing can be simpler - just add your toppings in the desired order and bake in a hot oven; most pizza is baked at 425°F or 220°C for 10 - 12 minutes, in the top half of the oven until the crust is golden-brown.
I have found that baking times vary considerably, depending on your oven, the number of toppings, etc: you can't just stick the pizza in the oven and forget about it - check it constantly! If you do find that the baking time seems to be taking too long in your oven, use the broiler to bring the topping to a golden brown finish.
Ceramic pizza stones are a handy accessory to help make your oven bake like a real pizza oven. They are pre-heated when you heat the oven, and some chefs leave them in the oven all the time because of the way they hold the heat for baking, etc.
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