Why does my pizza become hard once baked despite following all the instructions correctly? Playing pizza cooking games online is easy but making them in the kitchen in the real world is really a mammoth’s task. I have a modular pizza oven. I am trying to make the authentic italian pizza at home. I started my pizza dough the night before I wanted to make the pizza and the next morning the result was a disaster. The pizza came out hard and raw and burnt from the outside. I made the dough with the yeast, the flour and water as instructed on the net. What could have gone wrong? What is the right way of making the dough and the pizza all together?