Pizza Stones

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Pizza Stones
« on: July 30, 2009, 17:38 »
Really dumb question, but I've just obtained a pizza stone and I have no instructions ...... so, do you pre-heat the stone with the oven and then slap the pizza on it when it's hot ..... or, do you make your pizza on the stone and then slap it in the oven? .... or a mixture of both?

No pressure but, the doughs almost ready :|

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Re: Pizza Stones
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009, 17:44 »
Preheat the stone and pm me some pizza. :)
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Re: Pizza Stones
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009, 17:49 »
I'll take a picture just for you :D

Thanks ;)


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Re: Pizza Stones
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009, 18:07 »
Hope the pizza was good  :D

I went to a pampered chef party some time ago, and they demonstrated these stones.

I think they ideally should be seasoned first with oil and then not cleaned with detergent but with hot water after scraping off any deposits (like a wok).   If I recall correctly, the lady put the pizza on the cold stone before putting it in the oven.

Have looked at the PC website but it doesn't seem to have cooking / care instructions for their stuff.  I imagine that all stones will work in a similar way, though.
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Re: Pizza Stones
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009, 20:09 »
Here yah go Ice ;)



Having seen the mess I just made of the stone, I'd say that oiling it was a bl@@dy good idea :tongue2: and I'd be tempted to try a colder stone as the base was a smidge crustier than I expected .... ohhhh ... and I need to look for a slightly smaller stone as that one just about fit in our oven :tongue2:

The pizza tasted fantastic :D


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Re: Pizza Stones
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2009, 20:16 »
That looks fantastic.  Can I have some of that crispy cheese bit that is hanging down the side please?

Damn, I'm going to have to get one of those now. ::)

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Re: Pizza Stones
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2009, 20:31 »
We have a pampered chef "stone" baking sheet which I was given and we preheat, if I use it cold I end up with pizza burnt around edges by the time the middle is cooked.

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Re: Pizza Stones
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2009, 20:36 »
I guess I'm gonna be forced into making more pizzas to find out for sure :D


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Re: Pizza Stones
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2009, 20:38 »
I guess I'm gonna be forced into making more pizzas to find out for sure :D



Now that's a plan, do you deliver as well?

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Re: Pizza Stones
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2009, 20:41 »
The idea of heating the stone is to get a crispy base the same as you do in italy! Thin and crispy is the correct way. If you want an american style softer crust then use a pizza tray like they use in Pizza Hut, but it's not the same thing at all is it...up to you which you prefer :)
I prefer the thinner ones but if making for he family i have to make a thick crust one  :lol:
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Re: Pizza Stones
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2009, 20:48 »
The idea of heating the stone is to get a crispy base
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I prefer the thinner ones but if making for he family i have to make a thick crust one  :lol:

Yeah, but there's crispy and then there's "can you hand me that other knife please darling, I appear to have blunted this one" ... t'was nice and thin though ;)

In our house it's a case of "I made the effort to make something the way I enjoy it ... if you prefer it another way then feel free to get of yer bum and make the next meal :D" .... works in it's own lil way, and we have some great meals ;)


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Re: Pizza Stones
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2009, 20:49 »
 :lol:

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Re: Pizza Stones
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2009, 20:51 »
I luuuuuuurrrve pizza - and that one looks divine (but without the meat for me). :D

All I can say is that I remember some telly chef or other....the annoying posh one off that Great British prog......anyway....HE said to make sure your pizza is cooked on the bottom properly and doesn't stick to your tray (so in your case, stone - I presume the theory will still apply) should be as hot as you can get it.  I'd had problems with my homemade dough sticking - but not if I do what he said - rarely a sticky one.  Def oiling it sounds sensible too though.
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Re: Pizza Stones
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Re: Pizza Stones
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2009, 20:58 »
I wouldn't oil it, the oil will sink in, go rancid and smell disgusting next time you use it :ohmy: Sprinkle the hot stone with polenta flour/cornmeal before putting the pizza on. After scrape it clean and only use plain hot water to clean it or the taste of detergent will seep into the stone as well YUK.



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