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my latest pizza

Hungry CelesteHungry Celeste Posts: 531
edited 10:49AM in EggHead Forum
Caputo 00 flour crust, 65% hydration, long cold ferment & then frozen for a couple weeks, defrosted at room temp then stretched onto parchment; topped w/tomato puree, mini pepperonis, fresh mozz, parmesan, capers, basil, & red pepper flakes. Cooked at 650 on a stone atop firebricks, atop the plate setter. Delicious, but the bottom could have been a bit more charred & the top less so.


  • That crust looks great, so does the rest.
  • EmandM'sDadEmandM'sDad Posts: 648
    Looks great Celeste!! Let your stone heat up longer. I've found with the Caputo you need high temps to get it to Brown.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,907
    Really looks good.
    I think the top is perfect.
    It will take longer for your pizza stone to heat up sitting on the fire bricks. Use a spacer with better air flow or let your Egg heat up longer for a hotter piza stone.
    If you want more char on the bottom try pizza stone directly on the platesetter or put a small coking grid between the two. The heat from your platesetter will heat your pizza stone better the closer together they are.
    At 650 what was you cooking time?
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    Don't quit making pizza now, you are doing so well!

    That one looks great to me.
  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    Woops, I miss read I thought you wrote "last" pizza :huh:\ :blush:
  • Cooking time at 650 was around 5 minutes. I've tried the stone directly atop the plate setter, and I got virtually NO top/edge crust browning. So I thought that jacking it up into the dome might help out...but I need to go a bit lower than firebrick. Still not totally happy with the crust texture, but all the fun's in the trying, isn't it?
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,907
    I agree about getting the pizza up in the dome.
    I just think the fire bricks are stopping your stone from getting as hot as you would like esp if they are the full thickness.
    My last pizzas I used a cheap wok ring to raise my pizza stone.($3) worked well and gave good air flow under the pizza stone. Yes, the pizzas are starting to get fun now but I still need lots of work on forming the dough. :laugh:
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • Hey--a wok ring. Good idea...will try that, too. I'm slowly getting better at shaping, using the stretch-over-the-knuckles technique. Wish I could get the pizza onto the stone w/o parchment, but I think it would require me to stretch & top the pizzas outside next to the Egg, far away from the kitchen.
  • MemphisQueMemphisQue Posts: 610
  • wattwizzwattwizz Posts: 33
    I've tried a lot of different methods. Plate setter legs down with stone on top. Stone raised just above plate setter. Stone high in dome with plate setter legs down. What works best for me is plate setter legs up with stone on grid. Heat for 45 min to an hour at 550 to 600*. Gives me a nice crispy crust both top and bottom.

  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    Pizza looks great...

    so does your site. :)
    Large and Small BGE *
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