What is Pizza stone and how to us it? | Must read guide 0
What is a pizza stone?
When you hear the term pizza stone, if you don’t know what is it, you’re intrigued. Someone mentioned the words pizza stone to me a couple of years ago. I didn’t know what one was at the time so I enquired and discovered that it’s one of the most important pieces of equipment bakeries use for baking.
Pizza stones can absorb heat and release it slowly while being able to resist very high temperatures. Stone baking is an ancient craft and today is used to produce the best bread, pizzas, pies and even pastries.
If you’re thinking about buying a pizza stone then see the BKC collection here.
So, how do you use a pizza baking stone?
How to use the pizza stone?
Now that you know what is pizza stone also known as a bbq pizza stone let’s talk about how to use it.
Bake the pizza stone in the oven first, ensuring the pizza stone is positioned correctly on the steel wire serving rack, place it into the middle of a cold oven. If you’re using a bbq or a grill place the pizza baking stone centrally so that when you heat it, the heat will circulate evenly within in the closed environment.
Pre-heat your oven, grill or bbq with the large pizza stone (from cold). Set the temperature to 500 F or 260 C. Once the oven, grill or bbq is preheated so is the baking stone. Depending on the type of baking apparatus this can take about 15 - 20 minutes. The important thing is to create an environment which is really hot! Please always remember to put safety first and use oven gloves when handling hot baking equipment to avoid injury.
Make a pizza
While the oven is heating, make your pizza on the bamboo pizza paddle. Lightly sprinkle some flour onto the paddle before you place your pizza dough base on it. This is so that it will easily slide onto the pizza stone when you come to putting the fresh pizza onto the pizza stone in the hot oven, hot grill or hot bbq.
Once you’ve made your fresh pizza on the pizza paddle with all of your favorite pizza ingredients, carry the pizza on the paddle to the oven. Remember to wear pizza oven gloves.
Hold the pizza peel or pizza paddle firmly and don’t allow the pizza to slide off before you’ve got it near to the pizza baking stone. Get the pizza into the hot oven. Slide the pizza onto the hot cordierite pizza stone and close the oven.
Bake your homemade pizza until the crust has risen and browned and the cheese is lightly browned and bubbling. The time this takes varies depending on the thickness of the pizza dough base you rolled out earlier.
At this point, your excited eyes and your anxious taste buds will give you a good indicator to when the pizza pie is perfectly baked so feel free take a look every so often to see how it’s coming along.
Once cooked or baked to perfection switch off the oven. Using a metal spatula and the pizza paddle remove the pizza from the pizza stone.
Enjoy your delicious pizza!
Once the oven has fully cooled down to room temperature, remove the pizza stone from the oven, lifting it with the serving rack handles. Use oven gloves to be safe.
Scrape off any excess food on the pizza stone. You can wipe it with a slightly damp cloth, but just be sure that the stone is completely dry for the next time you use it.
Pizza Stone - Cordierite vs Ceramic 0
A number of people ask us the reason on why we chose to supply Cordierite Pizza Stones as opposed to Ceramic style Pizza Stones. Well, let's take a look...
Pizza stones are for the most part made of ceramic or cordierite. There are some which are produced using other earthly materials. However, this article will reveal differences among ceramic and cordierite pizza stones.
Cordierite is unimaginably heat safe and improbable to split like some other materials. Be that as it may, it requires a long time to warm up. The Cordierite pizza Stone should be warmed up alongside the oven before being used to bake.
Ceramic warms equally and in some cases faster yet can shatter if not appropriately preheated.
Ceramics are especially liable to crack or shatter, this is particularly true if you plan on using frozen pizzas. Which involves exposure to the cold before it is subsequently subjected to extreme heat.
Then again, cordierite is known for its ability to deal with outrageous temperatures. This reduces the risk of breakage, even if you take it from one end of the temperature spectrum to the other, cordierite is used to create kiln shelves for a reason.
We at BKC retail favour quality and premium results. It might take more time to warm however the output is world class from our BKC Cordierite pizza Stone.
Both the ceramic and cordierite pizza stones comes in different sizes.
The two kinds of stones can be bought from an assortment of retailers; however, the suggestion is to consistently get more for your money. Look out for complete sets with racks and paddles. Take a look at this one…
Certain pizza stones are designed to withstand a bit of rough handling but need to be looked and treated with care. Especially when taken out of the oven
Pre-warming is a basic need when heating pizza with a stone not doing so can cause the pizza Stone to split. To preheat your stone, put it on a rack of your oven and then preheat the oven.
So, what is better? The ceramic or cordierite… It eventually comes down to your own inclinations. It is difficult to pronounce a victor between cordierite or ceramic stone in light of the fact different people prefer different options ranging from size, price and usage.
You may state that cordierite models are of equitably better quality. Be that as it may, not every person can bear to spend more on kitchen gear.
Pizza-production specialists will probably be happy with a clay model, they will work around its inconveniences, however proficient culinary experts probably won't be.
Purchasing a preparing surface is as of now a positive development, especially if you are new to baking or are trying to release your creativity. You will see a distinction in the outcomes when you contrast it with pizza made without one.
It will be simpler to get the ideal crust and freshness, fundamental qualities on the off chance that you are on the journey to create your perfect pizza! See all about Pizza dominating the world here...
It is imperative to be ready when shopping, paying little mind to which type you choose to get. There are a lot of impersonations in the market at the present time, so be careful with what you buy. Do your research!
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Growing BKC Retail Ltd Ramps Up Pizza Stone Stock for peak trading period 0The trio dreamed of becoming online retail supremos themselves and came up with a plan to create products which help their customers to be creative. The first product they came up with was the BKC Pizza Stone Set.
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BKC Retail Ltd - A Charitable Organisation 0
BKC Retail Ltd is proud to have partnered up with “In The Ring Promotions” to help support and raise money for Save the Children UK. The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.
The black-tie event dubbed as “Fight For The Kids” is due to be held in Batchwood Hall St Albans on 12th October 2019 and features one of our very own Directors, Baber Zaman who will be stepping in the ring and taking part…Good luck! An estimated £3000 has been raised so far for Save the Children but we are hoping to smash all targets!
Charity has been part of human culture for thousands of years. There are numerous instances of charitable acts in ancient civilizations dating back as far as 2500 BCE (or 4,500 years ago), which is around the time the Egyptians were building the pyramids.
More recently over the last 30 years or so, donations to charitable organisations have increased consistently year-over-year, far outpacing the rate of inflation. Today, charitable giving is a core value of western culture with over 95% of households donating to charity.
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How Pizza dominated the globe 0Pizza is one of the world's most popular foods and has been around since the ancient times. Whether you cook pizza in a home oven, use a pizza stone on the BBQ or buy it from your favourite pizzeria you can be sure that Pizza has dominated the entire globe for centuries.
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