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first Pizza Cook Questio

danny285danny285 Posts: 360
edited 2:55AM in EggHead Forum
Will try first pizza cook this weekend, question is can i use Parchment Paper under the Pizza?? and if so do i cut it to the size of the pizza or the size of the pizza stone which is the 14" BGE stone.??

dont have a pizza peel at this time


  • Sooner EggSooner Egg Posts: 578
    yes parchment paper works great.....cut it so there is no overhang on the pizza stone.....this worked for me
  • Sooner EggSooner Egg Posts: 578
    I saw a post on here where someone cut the paper by folding it in a certain way that made a pretty nice round piece of parchment paper for the stone, maybe someone else will chime in with a link, I can't find it
  • egretegret Posts: 4,110
    The size of the parchment isn't too important....just make at a little larger than the pizza. Transfer it to the pizza stone using a baking pan or somesuch. I pull the parchment out after about 5 minutes to get the pizza crust in contact with the stone.....makes for a better crust!
  • AronAron Posts: 170
    A pizza peel is definitely nice, but before I got mine I just used a clean cookie sheet (it had no lip so it worked nicely, although the back of any cookie sheet would work). Great for loading the pizza, although to take it off you'll still need the aid of a metal spatula or two since it's tough to slide the cookie sheet under the pizza.
  • I put the pie on the parchment paper, then just run a scissors around it roughly. Maybe an inch or so left. No real science to it. Just so it's big enough to hold the pie and doesn't dangle in the fire, you're good.
  • Sooner EggSooner Egg Posts: 578
    nothing like making a 12" pizza and having your parchment paper 6" or 15" inches in diameter.....size is important, it doesn't have to be exact but it should be close
  • danny285danny285 Posts: 360
    Thanks everyone for your input.

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