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#2 Mon 05 Mar 07 5:42pm

Neula

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From Barcelona
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#3 Mon 05 Mar 07 8:40pm

osvaldo

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From Curitiba - Brazil
Member since Fri 26 Nov 04

Re: My Pizza (Photos)

mmmm looks good ...


let me ask you what oven did you use ?
is it crusty enough to get one piece by hand ?

best regards
smile  neutral

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#4 Mon 05 Mar 07 11:07pm

itsdanny

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Member since Mon 14 Aug 06

Re: My Pizza (Photos)

I saw Heston Blumenthal do one on an upturned 12 inch le creuset. but then again he is mental.

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#5 Mon 05 Mar 07 11:57pm

Anna

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Re: My Pizza (Photos)

I've heard that's a reasonable substitute for a pizza stone, as it is stoneware after all, and the right shape.

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#6 Tue 06 Mar 07 12:29am

SusanneH

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Re: My Pizza (Photos)

I am using a granite piece that is meant as a floor tile as a pizza stone. I am not sure, but think it might have been recommended in Jamie's Italy, too. Just go to your local hardware store and get a granite piece in the size of your oven roast. The recommendation was to get one that's 1 inch thick. Mine is a little thinner and works well, too. I put it on a roast at the bottom of my oven and preheat with the oven on the highest temperature (250°C approx). Pizza takes about 7 minutes and comes out with a wonderfully crunchy bottom. Love it!
(And it was only about 1 or 2 Euros instead of the 20some it would be for a pizza stone from a kitchen ware store or anything le creuset wink )

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#7 Tue 06 Mar 07 7:51am

The White Rabbit

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From Sydney, Australia
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Re: My Pizza (Photos)

Just a word of caution on using stone in ovens. Stone tiles may have inclusions in them that expand and contract at different rates to the material around it. At best a crack could form, at worst it could explode. Be careful.

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#8 Tue 06 Mar 07 8:41am

SusanneH

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Re: My Pizza (Photos)

Particularely don't use just any stone. The magazine I had the idea from said to make sure it's granite. Those floor tiles are made very regular etc and have to survive cold and hot weather etc when on your terrace without cracking. Also I think the preheating of the stone helps as then the stone gets to heat through slowly.

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#9 Tue 06 Mar 07 9:55am

Neula

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From Barcelona
Member since Mon 30 Oct 06

Re: My Pizza (Photos)

osvaldo wrote:

mmmm looks good ...


let me ask you what oven did you use ?
is it crusty enough to get one piece by hand ?

best regards
smile  neutral

I used the oven at home an ordinary one smile

best regards

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#10 Tue 06 Mar 07 11:08am

amberpamba

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From Australia
Member since Thu 24 Jun 04

Re: My Pizza (Photos)

Im sure I saw on a cooking show that they used a terracotta tile. Or you can pick up a pizza stone for cheap. I soo want a woodfired oven, but Im not allowed lol

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