Do you want a really good pizza? The best pizza you will ever eat is the pizza that you make in your own home. Believe it or not those pizza bakeries want you to believe that they make the best pizza but the real truth is you can do a better job in your own kitchen. How can this assertion be true?
The first thing you need to make a truly great pizza is to purchase a pizza baking stone. Pizza baking stones allow even heat distribution to the pizza do as it bakes. The pizza dough bakes into a crisp crust without burn spots. This provides a delicious crust for your gourmet creation. You can purchase a quality pizza baking stone for a price as low as $20.00 or as much as $250.00. If you are a pizza lover then the investment in a pizza baking stone is well worth the cost of a single large pizza from your local pizza shop. You can make a pizza to tantalize your taste buds and make a hit with your family and friends.
If you have never used a pizza baking stone, here are a few tips on using a pizza baking stone. Your pizza baking stone does not require seasoning to make a great pizza. It is ready to use when you take it out of the box. The first thing to know is the pizza baking stone is a porous stone that like sand absorbs everything. To keep getting baked in grease or tomato paste into the stone use parchment paper to cover the pizza baking stone. This will extend the life of your pizza baking stone and keep the pizza from sticking to the stone. The second thing to know is that cleaning the pizza baking stone requires just clean water. Do not wash the pizza baking stone with dish detergent! The stone will absorb the detergent and will give a soapy taste to future pizzas.
Keeping the pizza baking stone clean is a simple process of rinsing it in warm water. To dry the pizza baking stone, place it on a pie rack allow it to dry over a four or five day period. This drying process assures that the stone is completely dry and keeps it from absorbing any greasy agents.
Place the pizza baking stone on the lower rack in the oven and preheat the pizza baking stone to 400 degrees. Place your pizza on parchment paper and place it on the pizza baking stone. Bake the pizza for the time required and remove it from the oven when the pizza is done. Now you are ready to eat the best pizza ever.