With the right tools, your homemade pizzas will come out hot and fresh, with crispy crusts and browned, bubbly toppings. If you’re ready to start making pies at home, the most essential tool is a pizza stone. These square pizza stone tiles from pizzacraft are the easiest way to get started! Baking stones have long been used by professionals to bake the best breads, pizzas, and other baked goods. Whether you’re using it on the grill or in a conventional oven, the stone will absorb the heat and then evenly distribute it, eliminating any hot spots that too often occur in the cooking environment. Pizzacraft’s Sarah shows you how to use and care for your stones.
If you’d like to try and make your own bread or pizza at home, but don’t really want to commit to the space that a large baking stone would take, then this set of four square pizza stone tiles from pizzacraft is a great solution for you. The set of four cordierite baking stones are thermal shock resistant so you never have to worry about it cracking or breaking because you put something cold onto a hot stone. With these baking tiles, I can reconfigure the four stones fit any shape that I need. I can put them into a large square — it makes a 15 inch square for a larger pizza — I can use them to make individual-sized pizzas, or say I wanted to make a longer baguette but I didn’t have a baking sheet that was long enough. I could lay out my stones like this and it would fit a baguette perfectly.
Now these are perfect for the oven or for the grill, and regardless of what you’re using, you’re going to need to pre-heat your stones so that you get that nice, crispy crust. With the oven, you’re going to need to pre-heat at 500 degrees for at least half an hour before baking, and on the grill, same thing, 500 degrees for at least thirty minutes, but before I start baking I’m going to lower the heat underneath the stones so that it’s not too hot. You want the stone to be about 400 to 450 degrees.
Now I’m going to be making a fresh mini pizza on my grill today, but this baking stone set is great for even frozen pizzas, frozen pastries, or anything you’d like to reheat from the store.
So I’ve already preheated my grill and my stone, the ambient temperature in the grill is about 500 degrees, I’ve lowered the temperature underneath the stone so that it’s not too hot, it’s about 450 degrees. So I’m ready to slide the pizza onto the stone now.
Just like that. So I’m going to go ahead and close the lid again. I’m going to turn that pizza around a couple of times during the baking process; it’s going to take about ten minutes for that to cook.
So the pizza’s been on the grill now for about ten minutes; the crust is nice and crispy, the top is golden-bubbly. I’m ready to take it off.
So I just want to show you how great the crust looks. It’s nice and crispy, a little bit of char. It’s going to be delicious. So I just want to mention that after you’re done baking, you can leave your baking tiles in the oven or on the grill to cool, or you can actually stack them up after they’re cool and put them away for storage. So there you have it: the baking tile set from pizzacraft. Enjoy.
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