What happens when your family wants pizza and a delivery is just out of the question? How about cracking out a stone for pizza baking and making it at home? If you have pizza in the freezer, you need to run and order what I have been using as this stone just gets better with time. Lavishly living my cooking life out loud includes this handy go to gadget for my kitchen where I turn pizza night into Pizza Done Right night. There is never a question that our pizza will be crisp or delicious when I slide this pan under the shell, things get crunchy!
My family loves pizza night, and like any other mom and dad out there, you know how easy pizza can be to prepare and clean up, so it is a welcome meal! My largest challenge becomes what pan or container to bake my pizza on in order to get it all warmed, and crisp. It’s Steeler season and if you don’t like the Steeler’s(then it’s your team’s football season) and pizza time happens every weekend before, during and after the games! I am done with ordering pizzas in or picking them up, the cost is ridiculous and I know I can create better pizzas than those boxed, delivered pizza. To create great pizza you need a tool, a Stoneware tool and for this I deferred for help to my friend Rachael at The Pampered Chef. Rachael recommended Stoneware from Pampered Chef. Here is what I learned from Rachael and I had to share with you because baking pizza is a particular art and when it is finished right the crust is delectable and the pizza itself will taste like it came from a pizzeria.
The Stoneware from Pampered Chef requires no pre-heating, you simply place the food on the Stoneware and cook! What makes Stoneware perfect for pizza service is that is absorbs and retains the heat which creates even baking and those yearned for golden crusts. Stoneware actually draws the moisture away from the food so it can cook up light and crispy and because it is pretty much nonporous it does not retain any oils, flavors or odors. The Pizza stone is really versatile as it can be used in the oven, freezer, microwave, convection or conventional oven. As you use the Stoneware from Pampered Chef the nonstick ‘seasoning’ will intensify in color and as it gets darker in color it cooks better!
The dimensions on this Large round stone with handles is 15″. You can create other foods for consumption on this great stone like chocolate chip cookies, french fries, mozzarella sticks and the results are incredible, light and airy! The cost of perfection is frugal as well, Under $35 for an item that will be used over and over again in your kitchen and it will save you money because you will baking your pizzas rather than ordering those expensive delivered pizzas.
When your family is craving pizza and the delivery guy is not able to get there quick enough, open that freezer and grab your pizza stone and bake away the pizza blues. You are sure to get a delicious crust, that is crispy and perfect. The stone perfect more and more with each use and you will find that you can use it to back chicken, and french fries too! Lavishly live life out loud with a purchase of a pizza stone to help bake up perfect pizzas every-time!