Pizza Hack: Broil Your Pies – Goodbye Stack Exchange Oct 3 '10 at 5:04. discussion from the Chowhound General Discussion, Substitutions food community. Baking on a stone surface will generate high heat spread evenly for a perfect bake. But rather than spending $40 on a slab of stone from Williams-Sonoma on which to bake my pizza, though, you can instead go to Home Depot and cobble it together for a few bucks. Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie: Which One Wins Thanksgiving? But rather than spending $40 on a slab of stone from Williams-Sonoma on which to bake my pizza, though, you can instead go to Home Depot and cobble it together for a few bucks. For me, they get the job done and the price is right. The stone surface reduces the number of times you need to move the bread around. Reply Quick Links. Never used it. This discovery was lost amidst the technical aspects of fermentation and gluten-development in my homemade square pizza post last week (even I was confused by the end). Baking on a stone surface will generate high heat spread evenly for a perfect bake. You can’t assume that the stone is the right temperature just because the oven temperature is. ... WellFedRed Feb 9, 2005 10:09 PM On Good Eats Alton Brown used a terra cotta tile from Home Depot. I have the Alton Brown book "Alton Brown's Gear for Your Kitchen," in which he mentions that he uses a "well-placed, unglazed quarry tile---ninety-nine cents---from a building supply store" rather than a forty-dollar pizza stone. if (d.getElementById(id)) return; It is absolutely essential that they are unglazed. Best Gifts For Fans of 'The Great British Baking Show', The Best Boozy Advent Calendars to Drink Away 2020. Well, now I've joined them. }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); If you're not down with pizza stones, it's time. What are you baking these days? I wanted to bake some calzones using Alton Brown's pizza dough recipe, bake it on my pizza stone, and see if the bottom browns as well using parchment paper instead of being put directly on the stone.The results were faboo. As it happens, most ovens, especially home ovens are not evenly heated. I'd read about people who were cool and did this, eschewing the overpriced piece of stone and visiting building-supply stores instead, where they bought unglazed tiles for pennies. If you really want to make good pizza often, just get a real stone. Mine went for a cool $0.45. okay then, what about using the 12" ceramic tiles that i can by cheaply from the store? You may unsubscribe at any time. All Content Copyright © Nick Kindelsperger and Blake Royer. And sure enough, it's come back to bite me in the tush, because I want one/em. pizza stone substitute? Six of them line up to make plenty of room (one added advantage is that the surface is a rectangle rather than a circle). there are a lot of limestone slabs in my surroundings. js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.8"; The stone surface reduces the number of times you need to move the bread around. angella | Feb 5, 2005 07:55 AM 10. i live in an area that does NOT sell pizza stones. Let me say one more thing about the pizza stone – it takes a long time to sufficiently preheat. New to Chowhound? ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. But of the variety of materials available — stone, cast iron and even steel — which one is the best pick for you?Picking the right pizza stone depends on your personal needs and kitchen habits. After confusing a couple of Home Depot employees and having them look up some specs on a few tiles I found at their store, I was successful. As it happens, most ovens, especially home ovens are not evenly heated. Here's what you need to know. Bread-bakers and home pizza afficionados praise them for their heat-retaining, moisture-wicking ability to imitate the floor of a brick oven. These were the only tile in the store that resembled terra cotta pots. i live in an area that does NOT sell pizza stones. It seemed news-worthy enough to merit its own post. Log In Sign Up. The best way to pick them out is to look for something in the brownish-red hue of flowerpots. I did a little experiment for dinner the other day. 2. That's it. Though I've just used them once, the worked very well for my pizza, and withstood over 500 degrees of heat for more than an hour of preheating. A baking stone is an excellent tool when baking bread or pizza at home. Mine, in fact, came out exactly at $2.98. no? I've read about them for prices as low as 30 cents. The tiles have to be unglazed Good answer. Am I wrong in thinking you can used unglazed tile for that? 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Nick Kindelsperger Yeah, I had one. © 2020 CHOWHOUND, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. A baking stone is an excellent tool when baking bread or pizza at home. November 2020 edition! The upside down skillet is a substitute for the pizza stone and the broiler is to cook the top. Mine, in fact, came out exactly at $2.98. by Jen Wheeler | Holiday baking season means lots of cookies, and we have plenty of great Christmas cookie recipes... by Jen Wheeler | At Christmas time, there are cookies galore, but true dessert lovers still crave something more substantial... by Mijon Zulu | Want some crack? The difference you'll notice is mostly in heat retention and build. – ManiacZX Jul 14 '10 at 15:35. Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts. Exactly @ManiacZX :) (answer edited to be a bit more clear) – Michael Mior Jul 16 '10 at 21:58. 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I have two different kinds of pizza stones and they both take 30-45 minutes of preheating to get hot enough to bake on. I've also seen pizza stones less than $20 at stores like Marshall's and TJ Maxx. var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; Gave it away. I work at a pizza place, and the price of two large pizzas from us will get you a good pizza stone. Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts. But I really go ouch when I see the prices. Has anyone played around with this? Cast Iron Pan. They should be among the cheapest tiles in the store Awhile back, my pizza stone cracked in half, and I never got around to replacing it. Quarry tiles is another name for them, and they look like terra-cotta pots These things are essentially just really cheap tiles often installed in commercial settings or other high-traffic areas. 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