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A question about a recipe: Balsamic Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Pizza

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I have a question about step 13 on the recipe "Balsamic Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Pizza" from adashofbitters. It says:

"Using pizza peel, guide pizza onto heated stone. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove, using pizza peel. Sprinkle thyme and remaining cheese over pizza."

What if I don't have a stone? can I do the same on a cooking sheet?


asked by Adri almost 6 years ago
3 answers 1625 views
22b9ddc9 fc61 48a3 949e dee341974288  liz and dad
added almost 6 years ago

yes, you can bake the pizza on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, if you don't have a pizza stone. Put the pan on the bottom-most rack of the oven.

You should definitely try a stone. They are awesome. And pretty inexpensive. I keep mine in the oven all the time - no need to take it out except for an occasional cleaning. It regulates the heat of the oven.

Good luck!

5647b401 e2f0 4e7f aa87 e3eef5dd5390  me
added almost 6 years ago

Hi Adri! It'll be considerably more difficult to do this on a baking sheet because it doesn't have the same texture or cooking pattern of heat retention as a stone. Two solutions to this problem could be to:
1. Use a cast iron pan. Turn it upside down so the flat base is facing up and treat like a pizza stone.
2. Assemble the pizza on the baking sheet before baking. It won't have quite the same texture, but could definitely still work reasonably well.

Good luck!

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added almost 6 years ago

Thank you very much!!

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