The baking stone floor for pizza
For cooking pizza - but not only - cooking on a refractory surface is very convenient. The advantage of this type of cooking is very simple to explain: the dough does not cook only for the heat of the oven but also for the heat transmitted directly from the hot surface. In the case of pizza, this cooks quickly (from three to five minutes) without giving the cheese time to start burning!
At lower temperatures and ensures more uniform baking homemade bread.
For the kitchen oven I have a very efficient Umbrian baking testo given to me by a friend some time ago
but also lighter and more manageable plans can be found on the internet (by writing "baking stone", for example) or in the malls that sell everything you need for grilling. Sell refractory plans for the grill, both gas to charcoal: I Have in fact a terrace for the gas grill
and another, round for the charcoal grill!
The important thing is that the temperature is suitable for cooking: at home, my built-in oven, pizza, reaches a temperature of 300 °
Outdoor grills easily arrive at 350 °.
But do not be discouraged if your oven does not reach those temperatures: my sister, with a grill round baking stone (in corderite), in the oven at home with maximum temperature and convetion mode, gets a maximum temperature of 250 °; and, with one or two more minutes of cooking, churning out some great pizzas!
ADVICES AND NOTES:
- Warning! It is very important that the refractory top should be placed in the cold oven, before starting to heat it. And it should also be removed only when it has cooled to the point of being able to withdraw it with your hands (without gloves). The rule also applies to the grill ...
- The shovel to put on and remove the baking pizza can be substituted by a board of plywood sharpened to a border with the sandpaper.