Enjoy pizza in your home
Make your pizza just how you like
Cooking pizza from scratch is becoming more popular among enthusiasts and the economically-minded alike. Making pizza at home leaves you free to experiment, select the best ingredients, and save the money you'd have spent tipping the delivery guy.
This Pizzacraft baking stone is perfect for pizza, bread, pastries and other food, eliminating hot spots while cooking, and producing a uniformly browned crust. Just like food baked in a professional brick-lined oven – but it's from your kitchen or grill.
This stone is also convenient for heating and re-heating ready-made frozen pizzas and baked goods. Easy to maintain as the stone requires no seasoning or conditioning. Thermal shock resistant.
How to use your stone
For best results, pre-heat oven to 500° F (260° C) and place stone in middle of oven on lowest rack. If using a grill, preheat to same temperature and place on middle of grill for 30 minutes. When it is time to bake, dust stone with cornmeal before placing baked goods on top. For fresh pizza, a flat metal spatula or a pizza peel dusted with cornmeal works well for transferring food to the baking stone. Alternatively, wearing an oven mitt or glove, remove the hot stone from the oven, place pizza on the stone and return both to the oven or grill.
How to care for your stone
This cordierite baking stone is extremely durable and will not crack because of thermal shock. There is no need to soak the stone in water before use.
To clean, scrape off any excess food with a spatula. When the stone has cooled, run it under hot water while scrubbing with a brush. Do not use soap on the stones as it may leave a soapy aftertaste. The natural properties of the baking stone will cause it to darken and spot with age – do not attempt to remove this discoloration. Air-dry the stone and store inside the oven.
Backyard Barbecue Chicken Recipe
1/4 cup barbecue sauce*
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
1/2 cup cooked barbecue chicken breast or thigh meat, medium diced**
1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
1 thin crust pizza dough round of your choice
Preheat your oven and pizza stone to 550° F (287° C) for at least 20 minutes prior to baking. If using another method to bake your pizza, pre-heat accordingly.
Meanwhile, prepare your crust. Place your raw pizza crust on a floured pizza peel or pizza screen. Use a spoon to evenly spread the barbecue sauce around the dough. Sprinkle the dough and sauce with both the mozzarella and smoked Gouda cheese. Top with chicken and onion slices.
Bake for approximately 5 minutes, rotating the pizza halfway through. Remove the pizza from the oven when the crust is crisp and evenly browned. Allow to cool for one minute before garnishing with freshly chopped cilantro.
Slice, serve and enjoy.
*A sweet and spicy barbecue sauce works best in this recipe.
**To prepare barbecued chicken, simply grill or cook chicken using your favorite method. Dice when cool enough to handle, and toss with barbecue sauce.