If cooking the pizza in the oven, it is often easier to bake the dough prior to adding toppings. To do this, add the dough to the hot stone and cook for 4-6 minutes until the dough begins to rise and brown on the edges. Remove the dough to the peel (or sheet pan). Let the dough cool for a few minutes, shaking it occasionally so it does not stick. Then proceed to add the toppings and finish the cooking process.