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Old 01-27-2006, 08:29 PM   #11
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Droolin' droolin' droolin'...keep them pizzas movin'....
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Old 01-27-2006, 09:14 PM   #12
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I never knew that about heating the pizza stone, MJ. That's a great tip. We had pizza tonight and I was telling Dave that I couldn't figure out why the crust doesnt get crispy. We'll try heating the stone next time!
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:15 PM   #13
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I never knew about heating the stone up either - how long do you keep it in the oven before you put the pizza on?

Another pizza question, what type of mozzarella do you use - fresh or packaged? I recently made homemade pizza (I cheated and made my dough in the breadmaker). I made two pizzas, one with fresh mozzarella that I grated (that was interesting) and one with prepackaged mozzarella. Surprisingly enough, I liked the prepackaged one more. I love fresh mozzarella so I am wondering if I should not have grated it and sliced it instead, or maybe I did not have a good enough quality - it seemed very bland. Interested in everyones thoughts or comments.
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:43 PM   #14
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OK, for Debbie...Safeway has pizza stones on sale for $9.99, near the deli where they sell those premade pizzas. Also Pampered Chef is a great source for pizza stones.

Michelemarie...I like the prepackaged stuff better too. Its all ready to go and it keeps in your freezer forever.
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:47 PM   #15
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Good to know Alix. I have two round pizza stones from pampered chef, one I have had for loooonnnnngggg time - very seasoned - i loved them! although 9.99 is a nice price - I know pampered chef is more than that. I highly reccommend stones, though.
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:48 PM   #16
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Me too. I discovered they don't fit in my BBQ last summer though. Sigh.

The stones at Safeway are pretty basic, and only about 13 inches. Still, a great place to start.
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:52 PM   #17
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Alix, BBQ? do you put the stone on the grill? tell me more...........
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:59 PM   #18
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Um...that is what I TRIED to do. It didn't fit. So I then put the pizza directly on the grill. BAD IDEA! My BBQ is not well regulated so my pizza was sadly scorched beyond recognition. I guess the idea is to put the pizza on the grill on one side that is turned off and leave the other side on to provide the heat. I figured that I would use my stone and leave both sides on. LOL. Lets just say that you should never do these things when you are in a hurry.
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Old 01-27-2006, 11:01 PM   #19
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You made me laugh, thanks! Do you think it would of worked if your stone fit on the grill - now I am curious if my stone will fit - I am gonna have to check this out.
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Old 01-27-2006, 11:05 PM   #20
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Yes I think it would have worked beautifully if my stone fit in there. However, I have a dinky little BBQ and a big *** stone. I say give it a go and let us know how it turns out.
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