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Old 01-16-2010, 01:40 PM   #21
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I precook my mushroom for the simple reason I find they taste better.

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Old 01-16-2010, 02:23 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by KathleenA View Post
in all of the years of cooking mushrooms, I've never once ended up with a pot of air after they are cooked.

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Old 01-16-2010, 06:24 PM   #23
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I don't precook my crust but lately I started using a pizza screen instead of the usual stone or cast iron pan I've been using. My crust has been coming out much better using this method.
I was recently at a newly opened Costco Business Center (business & restaurant supplies only and open to all regular Costco members) where I picked up these pizza screens for like a couple of bucks ea. among other pizza making items, real cheap.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:43 PM   #24
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I also precook my vegetables & meats. I like that they are dryer & I prefer the taste. Mushrooms get a really strong mushroom taste when I cook them first with a little butter & saute until all the moisture is gone. I also prefer roasted red peppers & caramelized onions, both you need to precook. I prefer to keep my meat grease off my pizza. Nuking the pepperoni is easy & effective. I like to cook my crumbled sausage almost crispy, pat dry & then put on my pizza.

I have worked in a few pizza places where because of volume, we never precooked vegetables or meats. Then again we did not offer roasted red peppers or caramelized onions.

Whenever I do get pizza out, I always dab the grease off the pizza from the pepperoni & sausage with a napkin!
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:40 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Selkie View Post
That's the reason you should use a pizza stone... to provide an evenly heated surface, preheated for 30 minutes. Also, most ovens, electric and gas, can reach 500 degrees, and that's all that is needed to produce a very nice pizza in 8 minutes!

...from either the middle or top shelf.
Wow that does'nt take time, I should try it next time. The pizza I usually make, I bake it in 20 minutes, in 400F preheated oven, using aluminium tray.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:46 PM   #26
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i have come to admit to myself lol

there are 2 things in the world i just for the life of me CAN NOT make.... pizza being one.... meatloaf being the other... ive TRIED and tried.... the pizza's while everybody else likes them.. i just taste it and go ICK. and well... im not even going to get started on the meatloaf lol.... hats off to all who can cook these things.

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