Jamie Oliver

forum: Food & Drink

Subscribe to forums RSS

#1 Sun 24 Jun 07 4:22am

currumbinpen

Member
Occupation parenting
From australia
Member since Sat 24 Mar 07

pizza stone - how to use

hi there
i have finally bought a pizza stone and know that i will be cooking on it, but how do i

- prepare it for first use
- do i pre-heat it, put my assembled pizza on it, then bake
- do i pre-heat it, prepare my pizza on it, then bake

confused!!!!!????

thanks everyone
pen
currumbin, australia yummy

    Likes (0)

#2 Sun 24 Jun 07 2:41pm

SusanneH

Forum champ
From Germany
Member since Mon 13 Mar 06

Re: pizza stone - how to use

I only have a piece of granite that is usually used for floors that I use as a pizza stone. I just washed it and made sure it was completely dried through before I used it for the first time - no idea if you are supposed to do anything else, I didn't. Did it not come with instructions?

You preheat your oven with the stone in it. The idea is that the stone is hot and evenly releases the heat to make a crunchy bottom crust.

Put your stone on the lowest rack in your oven and preheat to the highest temperature (about 250°C)

Prepare your pizza on a floured surface. When oven is preheated slide the pizza onto your stone and bake for 7-10 min. until done.

yummy

    Likes (0)

#3 Tue 26 Jun 07 4:32am

currumbinpen

Member
Occupation parenting
From australia
Member since Sat 24 Mar 07

Re: pizza stone - how to use

thanks for the advice, i'm going to be nervous about sliding a topped pizza onto a hot stone, less toppings for the first few i think!

it didn't come with any instructions which i thought a bit strange. but thanks to your advice i now don't need them anyway.

pen

    Likes (0)

#4 Tue 26 Jun 07 9:18am

SusanneH

Forum champ
From Germany
Member since Mon 13 Mar 06

Re: pizza stone - how to use

About the sliding:
Do it at a flat angle and you are fine wink
If it sticks use a spatula or something to loosen it and help it along

    Likes (0)

#5 Tue 26 Jun 07 10:27am

JennyR

Member
From Whitby, North Yorkshire
Member since Thu 29 Jul 04

Re: pizza stone - how to use

A dusting of polenta acts like loads of little ball bearings and helps it slide on a treat.

    Likes (0)

#6 Tue 26 Jun 07 1:23pm

SusanneH

Forum champ
From Germany
Member since Mon 13 Mar 06

Re: pizza stone - how to use

Just use some of the semolina (like polenta but from wheat not corn) or flour from your dough wink

    Likes (0)

#7 Tue 26 Jun 07 2:51pm

Mia

Member
Occupation Tech Writer
From Germany (but a native NYer)
Member since Thu 15 Jul 04

Re: pizza stone - how to use

Any sort of oily substance will sink into your pizza stone and come bubbling out each subsequent time you heat it up, so be careful not to get any oil on it. I made the mistake of reheating home-made hashbrowns on a hot pizza stone (i know, duh) and was never rid of the oil ... eventually just threw the thing out.

    Likes (0)

#8 Tue 26 Jun 07 8:31pm

SusanneH

Forum champ
From Germany
Member since Mon 13 Mar 06

Re: pizza stone - how to use

If you only use it for pizza it should not be a problem, as you won't be mixing flavors... We spilled melted cheese on ours several times, cleaned it, but some fat remains in the stone (as mia said) - no probs though wink

    Likes (0)

#9 Tue 26 Jun 07 8:34pm

The Cuban Chef

Member
Occupation peace and duck grease
From united states
Member since Mon 10 Jul 06

Re: pizza stone - how to use

JUST USE IT FOR EVERYTHING.............THAT YOU BAKE FLAT
THEN DON'T WASH IT.. EVER

    Likes (0)

#10 Tue 26 Jun 07 11:34pm

SusanneH

Forum champ
From Germany
Member since Mon 13 Mar 06

Re: pizza stone - how to use

To be honest, when I have melted cheese spilled on the stone I wash it. For the one time a month that I use it I don't want old cheese half burned getting a nice green punk hair style of mold on top puke
If you use it daily it will probably burn off before causing problems....

    Likes (0)

Powered by PunBB.