Since the move, I have not been able to find my pizza stone. In MO, I had a regular stove with the full size oven underneath the stove top and I had a full size wall oven. The pizza stone stayed in the wall oven and it was rare that I’d take it out of there. I’m wondering if I left it in there or if I just haven’t found it yet. Vince kept saying “When are we going to have pizza again?” so I gave up finding the old one and bought a new pizza stone. You know what that means . . I’ll find the other one now.
Nice and clean . .
Last night I made pizza.
Pepperoni, mushroom and onion (on my side). Good! Fantastic! For the sauce, I start with a quart of my home canned tomatoes. Talk about good! Homemade crust, homemade sauce . . I think we’ll be having lots of pizza this summer.
I love homemade pizza and your post has reminded me I haven’t made it for a long time – time to check for the ingredients and run to the store while I am in town if I need to get stuff.
Claudia Wade says
We keep a pizza stone in our oven all the time on our extra rack. I heard somewhere, maybe on the Food Network, that if you keep a pizza stone in your oven it takes longer to pre-heat the oven, but once it’s pre-heated the stone helps keep the oven heat even for baking without a lot of up and down fluctuations as the flame goes off and on. That sounds like it makes sense to me.
Linda Steller says
Due to my carb intolerance, I have to make my pizzas on a low-carb tortilla, but I still enjoy them. I make my own sauce and enjoy adding different toppings. I’d really love to have an outdoor pizza/bread oven, but that would mean I’d love to be able to eat it too. I’m hoping that at some point in the future, my over-active pancreas will poop-out a bit and I’ll be able to eat normally again! 😉
Linda in NE says
Sadly, when your over-active pancreas poops out you will be diabetic & still unable to tolerate a lot of carbs. It’s a lose-lose situation. I’m basically in the same boat and should behave myself better with my eating.
Yumm!!! So dumb question…. what does the pizza stone do that is different than cooking one on a metal pizza pan? I might have to invest in one of these – we have to make our own pizza all the time due to my celiacs…..
Baking on stoneware…the stone heats to the temperature of the oven and bakes your food evenly. The middle is exactly like the edges. It browns nicely and it is very difficult to burn anything on the stone. The stone stays hot after it comes out of the oven so your pizza stays hot too. Stoneware becomes seasoned after a few uses and becomes more and more nonstick. You clean it with hot water and a kitchen brush…no soap. My favorite stones are from Pampered Chef. They have a 3 year warranty. I used to sell it and am still a huge stoneware fan.
my 3 kids used to love pizza nite when they were growing up. we had a small cabinet-style water heater in our kitchen and it was the perfect place to raise yeast dough.
I’d start the pizza by 5 pm, and by 6:30 we’d be sitting down to a huge homemade pizza.
Judy would you mind letting us know where you ordered your pizza stone from? I have the circular kind and love the look of that rectangle.
What kind of pizza stone do you have? I have a round one but I don’t really love it.
Looks so yummy, but it’ll be a year before I get anything but store/restaurant pizza…no oven & the kitchen remodel won’t get started until the first of the year….enjoy some for me 🙂 pepperoni, thin sliced onion is good for starters.
Oh, I so envy you and tht pizza!!! With both of us being diabetic, this is usually a no-no. But every once in a while, I just have to cheat!!! Gosh, I love pizza, but it gives my numbers heck!!!
Mel Meister says
The SUREST way to find something lost for us is to replace it. The lost item will show up within a few days. Without…. fail…..
Your pizza looks like a professionally-made artisanal one. Could you share your crust recipe? It looks amazing!
Cari J. in YC, Cal says
My pizza stone lives on the top shelf in my oven.
what time is dinner? looks sooo good. I want to try making pizza on the grill. my sister in law does it and it comes out good too. they say it is tricky and the first few you make will be flops but it is worth it to try again.
Dawn in MA