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NJ-ProfessorNJ-Professor Posts: 86
edited 9:30PM in EggHead Forum
1-Made a few beauties but down by the bottom crust their was a distinct sour taste. Any idea what it can be and how it can be prevented in the future?

2-Sliding the pizza off a peel, regardless of how much flour is sprinkled on it, is a drama. Any suggestions for a quick transfer from peel to stone?

3-Any decent (read easy) recipes for focaccia?



  • 1. Make sure you allow the egg to clear out all the VOCs before cooking. Smell the exhaust, if it doesn't smell good...wait longer.

    2. Build your pies on parchment paper and leave it under the pie while you cook. Trim paper away from the edges or it will burn. Also make sure there is a small air gap between the platesetter and pizza stone.

    Another thing I have better luck is cooking my pizza's at 400 dome temp for around 1/2 hour. I try higher temps and they only result in burnt crusts or uneven crust cooking.

    3. Can't help!
  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    You can build your pie on top of some parchment paper then put it on the peel and will never have a problem of sliding it off on to the stone. The sour taste is something that has never come up before.Did you make your dough?If so you could have gotten a lump of yeast that did not dissolve.
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    You don't use flour to transfer. Use corn meal or parchment paper.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 10,007
    Yep. I have always used corn meal. When my dough is ready (I use flour for that), I spread a thin layer of corn meal on my plain old wooden peel and spread it around. Then I put the dough on the peel and build the pizza. I always jiggle the peel a bit afterwards just to make sure the dough's not stuck. Then, it's off to the egg... or pre-egg, off to the oven. I have never had any trouble sliding it off the peel, or having a pizza stick to the stone.

    All that said, I'm really not thrilled with having corn meal on the bottom of my pizzas. I am going to try parchment paper next, though Judy is trying to convince me a screen is the answer. We'll see.

    Just don't use flour. The one and only time I tried it... was the one and only time I tried it.

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  • I use cornmeal on the peel, and I don't leave the pie sitting on the peel for more than a minute or so without giving it a quick shake to loosen the dough if it has begun to stick.
    The Naked Whiz
  • FlaMikeFlaMike Posts: 648
    Super Peel ! Wouldn't be without it.
    Eliminates extra flour, corn meal, etc.
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