DD101 Extra: Pizzafication Of Your Oven
To follow up a bit on things I mentioned in
Lesson 4: Nuts & Bolts (go read the YOUR OVEN part if you haven’t yet),
here’s a little diagram of how I prepare my home oven to bake pizzas.
Preheat your oven for an hour to get the pizza stone up to temperature.
If you don’t preheat your stone, it will act as a heat barrier (the opposite of what you want) and the bottom of your pizza won’t get crispy, and/or your pizza will take f-o-r-e-v-e-r to bake.
If you’re one of those impatient types, you don’t have to bake with a stone.
Just make sure to use an aluminum foil shield on the top rack to protect your pizza from burning on top.
I recommend starting your oven at 500 degrees F, then turn down the oven to your target baking temperature once you’ve put your pizza in the oven.
Post a comment on this article and I’ll do my best to answer.
Good luck! Happy Pizza-ing!
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