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Puzzle Pizza Stone

Puzzle Pizza Stone

A pizza stone is a fantastic tool to have in your baking arsenal because it allows you to make perfect pizzas easily at home. Pizza stones work by transferring heat directly to the bottom of your bread or other baked good, resulting in pizzas with crisp, golden bottom crusts and evenly baked loaves of bread. Pizza stones are workhorses in the kitchen and they’re not ... Read More »

Emile Henri Mini Pizza Stones

Mini Pizza Stones

Pizza stones, or baking stones, are a great tool to have in the kitchen for baking breads and pizzas. They’re large, flat stones that you put into your oven before baking. The stones, which can be made out of a variety of materials, retain a lot of heat and help give your pizza that perfect crispy crust in any home oven. Pizza stones tend to ... Read More »

Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion and Pancetta Pizza

Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion and Pancetta Pizza

An Italian restaurant that is not too far from my neighborhood makes a pizza that they call The GCOP. This pizza may have a funny name, but it has a lot of fans. The GCOP stands for goat cheese, caramelized onions and pancetta. I’ve never been sure whether the “c” in the name comes from the cheese or the caramelized onions, but one thing I ... Read More »

Emile Henry Flame Top Pizza Stone

Pizza Stone on the Grill

Baking stones are large pieces of stoneware that are designed to help turn your regular oven into an oven that is perfect for baking bread or pizza. The stoneware retains a lot of heat that will cook and tey transfer heat directly to the bottom of your bread – resulting in a better, crispier crust than you could achieve by putting your dough on a ... Read More »

How do I use a baking stone?

Baking Stone in the oven

A baking stone is a large, usually thick, piece of stoneware that is often recommended for bread and pizza baking. The instructions usually say to put them on the bottom or middle rack of your oven, then preheat it for an extra-long time before baking. Using a stone is said to improve the crust of both bread and pizza, but often little explanation is given ... Read More »

Mario Batali Chianti Pizza Stone

If you don’t have a super-hot pizza oven installed in your kitchen, it’s hard to achieve that pizzeria-quality pizza because most regular ovens can’t achieve that type of temperature. On top of that, they don’t have a stone floor on which to place the pizza. The problem of the stone is easily solved with a pizza stone, which holds a lot of heat and simulates ... Read More »

Pizza stone kits tested

Villaware Pizza stone set

When it comes to baking pizzas at home, a baking stone is crucial for getting a great crust. The stone draws moisture out of the pizza dough as the crust bakes, preventing steam from getting trapped beneath the crust and causing your pizza to get soggy (or, at least, not entirely crisp). Even top-quality baking pans don’t give you the same effect, so it’s worth ... Read More »

Perfect Pizza Crust

Normally, I don’t cross-post things to both this site and Slashfood, but this pizza crust warrants an exception. This crust is a recipe from the most recent issue of Cook’s Illustrated. It caught my eye because there was a tagline that said “great pizza without an 800-degree oven.” I guess it doesn’t take much to convince me. I’ve made good pizzas at home, but never ... Read More »

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