This Pizza Sticks Pan is a new offering from Williams-Sonoma, a specialty pan that makes five long, thin mini pizzas. The pan comes with a specially shaped cutter that slices pizza dough into the right shape before putting it into the indentations in the pan. The pizzas can then be topped individually, making it a little easier to customize the toppings than the usual pizza-making convention of doing half or one quarter of a pizza with each topping combination. The real selling point to the pan is that it produces a crispy crust and is nonstick, so it releases the baked pizzas easily and is easy to clean. My usual technique when I use a pan for baking pizza is to coat the top in cornmeal to help prevent sticking, so this is a nice inclusion.
Williams-Sonoma recommends this pan for baking appetizer pizzas, or kid-sized pizzas. It’s definitely not a must-have piece of kitchen equipment because you can easily slice up a full sized pizza for appetizers, or just divide the dough into four small rounds for personal pies, but the finished pizzas do have a really nice look and shape to them. You could also use the pan for baking and shaping long sandwich breads, as well as for baking long cookies, which might be fun to slice up and serve for a party.