Get yourself a spoon. Almost any spoon will do, but if you manage to find one with a flat base, that’s a plus.
Depending on the size of the pizza, take anywhere between 1 to 3 spoons of tomato sauce and pour them in the centre of the dough.
Now use the back of the spoon to spread the sauce in a circular motion, starting from the centre. Make your circles bigger and bigger until you’re about 1 centimetre from the rim of the pizza, which should stay dry.
It’s very important that you don’t use too much sauce, because it’ll make your pizza very wet and soggy. If you can still see the dough through the sauce, you’ll be OK.
When it comes to topping your pizza, Italians would tell you that less is more. Try to limit yourself to no more than 4 toppings if you’re looking for a very pure taste sensation. If you want to put on a few more, though, go ahead, I won’t tell anybody ;).
I’ve noticed that my fellow Dutchies tend to put as many ingredients on their pizza as possible. I’d recommend steering clear of the Dutch style and following the people who invented pizza. Italian pizzaiolos use no more than 4/5 ingredients on their pizzas.
If you keep your pizza simple, you’ll enjoy the full taste of your amazing dough, your beautiful tomato sauce, and a select few delicious ingredients.