Pizza stones are an awesome addition to your oven! They make perfect crispy pizza crusts and bread sticks and make your oven more effective by capturing, storing and radiating heat. In fact we use our pizza stone every time we use our oven!
This is actually our second stone. Unaware of how to use the round slab gifted for our wedding, our first pie stuck due to no curing or sprinkling cornmeal. After literally days of soaking & scrubbing the stone, it sat in the pantry until spring cleaning rolled around when we packed it up and sent it off as an orphan to the goodwill, where I’m sure it had no trouble finding a good home.
Since this first experience with a pizza stone, we became a bit more informed and now we are bummed we gave it away!
So for awhile we have had a baking stone on our kitchen tools hit list. Recently, Shae was invited to a Pampered Chef party and as we flipped through the pages of the catalog we saw our pizza stone! Feeling a bit silly that we were purchasing the same item we had given away, we got over it and made the purchase. Afterall, no use crying over spilt (almond) milk!
Since getting and using our new stone we have found that pizza stones are:
evenly distribute heat and draw moisture away from the surface
retain heat, so just-out-of-the-oven foods stay hot longer
don’t require pre-soaking before use
are virtually nonporous, so no lingering oils, odors or flavors
are microwave-, freezer-, and conventional and convection oven-safe
For perfect pizzas get your own pizza stone!
Check out some of our awesome pizza recipes:
Veggie Lovers Pizza
Taco Pizza with Cornmeal Crust
Simple Pita Pizza
See how easy it is to whip up a batch of pizza dough from scratch in: Homemade Pizza Dough