Make Homemade Pizza Using a Pizza Stone

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One of my favorite things to do is cook and when the weather turns cooler I cook all the more. I love to experiment and pizza is a wonderful blank slate for any creative cook. I was always complaining to the hubby that there was no good pizza here in Montana so he said, “make some.” A pizza stone was provided but all opinions are my own.

OK – so I started experimenting. And I have come up with a recipe that the two of us love and is really quite tasty and almost like the pizza we bought in New Jersey. We decided there must be something in the water back there to make the pizza so good.

One of the most important ingredients to good pizza is a pizza stone. It crisps up the crust just right. You put it in the oven and get it HOT so that when the pizza hits the stone the dough is cooking immediately. I had a pizza stone but I wasn’t really happy with it. It put out a strange odor whenever I heated it. I was very happy when I was given the opportunity to review Emile Henry’s new Flame Top Pizza Stone. I have several pieces from Emile Henry and I LOVE them. The quality is excellent and even better – they are super easy to clean.

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My pizza stone arrived and I was ready to put it to the test.
Mmmmm, pizza.

White Whole Wheat Pizza on a Pizza Stone

1 tsp active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 cup cake flour
2 1/2 to 3 cups white whole wheat flour
2 tsp salt

3/4 cup chevre at room temperature
1/4 cup pesto
2 cups dehydrated tomatoes, rehydrated
1 cup roasted eggplant
8 oz fresh mozzarella
4 oz parmesan, grated

Add the warm water to the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attached.
Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let sit for about 5 minutes.
Add the cake flour and 2 1/2 cups of white whole wheat flour and the salt and mix until the dough just comes together. If the dough is too wet add the additional flour as needed.
Replace the paddle with the dough hook and knead on speed 1 for 10 minutes.
Oil a bowl.
Add the kneaded dough to the oiled bowl and cover.
Let rise for an hour or until doubled in size.
After the first rise cut the dough in half. If you are only making one pizza you can freeze one half at this time.
Let the dough sit for ten minutes
While the dough is resting place a pizza stone if you are using one in the oven and preheat both to 450°

After the dough has rested, carefully stretch the dough to a 12 -14″ round.
Spinkle some corn meal on a pizza peal and place the dough round on the peel. If you don’t have a peel you can use a cookie sheet or whatever you have that can be used to slide the finished pizza on to the pizza stone.
Mix the chevre and the pesto then spread evenly on the dough being careful not to tear the dough

Top the chevre with the dehydrated tomatoes and then the roasted eggplant.

The hubby always wants anchovies. Ick.
I do not let them touch MY side of the pizza. heh

Top with the mozzarella and grated parmesan.

Carefully move the pizza on to the stone.
Lower the temp to 400° and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and just starting to brown.

Remove the pizza with a peel or with two spatulas and let it cool on the peel or on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes before cutting

How Was the White Whole Wheat Pizza Cooked on a Pizza Stone?

It was yummy!
The crust was perfectly crispy just like I wanted it to be.
The Emile Henry Flame Top Pizza Stone was super easy to clean. Even though I chose to hand wash mine it can actually go in the dishwasher! How’s that for easy clean up?!

What is also cool is this stone can be used on the stove top and the grill top as well. Talk about versatile. Now all I have to do is get a grill. heh

Here is some information direct from the site:

The Pizza Stone is made of all natural materials and is manufactured using Emile Henry’s proprietary Flame® technology. The Pizza Stone can withstand high oven temperatures. The glaze is micro-crazed contributing to crispy well-baked crusts, just like a pizza oven. If the Pizza Stone is used on the stovetop, heat slowly and place on the largest burner. You can cut directly on the glazed pizza stone without damaging or scratching the surface. The Pizza Stone is easy to clean with soap and water and is dishwasher safe.

Designed for use: In ovens – conventional and convection; and can also be used under the broiler. On grills – gas, charcoal and natural wood. The Pizza Stone turns a grill into an outdoor pizza oven.

I loved this pizza stone and know it will be a well used addition to my kitchen.

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