The Versitility of Pizza Stones... That's Right, There's More!
Pizza stones are typically made up of ceramic or stone materials, and are traditionally used to mimic cooking a pizza in a classic masonry stove, which creates a top notch pizza crust that you will have trouble creating in a...
Pizza stones are typically made up of ceramic or stone materials, and are traditionally used to mimic cooking a pizza in a classic masonry stove, which creates a top notch pizza crust that you will have trouble creating in a regular oven. Scientifically speaking, the naturally porous earthen material is designed to hold in more thermal mass and absorb moisture -- it's a rule of thermodynamics, use that one to impress your friends. This is the trick to achieving a crisp and beautiful crust. So, if your kitchen lacks one, you may be missing out on quite the versatile piece of equipment that's not just for pizza anymore.
That's right! You can use it for dessert. Just break out the pizza stone, whip up a batch of your favorite sweet treats and pop 'em into the oven. The stone will work similarly to how it does when cooking pizza, by absorbing the cookie's moisture and producing even, well-cooked results. You can also use it to make a cookie cake. Mass all the dough together and cook it like a pizza. Decorate accordingly.
Not only is baking your fries healthier than deep drying them, it's also less messy. Whether you prefer store bought frozen fries, or to make them yourself, the pizza stone is the perfect choice for baking them. Just don't forget to sprinkle a little flour on the stone to prevent the potatoes from sticking. Additionally, you can use the stone for any frozen foods. Just check the directions on the package for best results.
Having a Mexican night? Cooking up some flour tortillas is simple. Just place open tortillas on the pizza stone, cover with your favorite toppings, wrap and bake. The stone will cook the tortillas slowly but evenly, and will provide a warm blanket that creates a delectable meal in a much shorter time. For easy clean up, place some parchment paper down before the process and toss it in the trash when done cooking.
When not in use, leave your pizza stone in the oven. It'll act as a thermal relay, and the next time you cook anything the stone will absorb all the extra heat and distribute it throughout, performing its duty as an additional conductor for your oven, as well as evening out the convection of the heat. You're oven will thank you for its new friend.