If you have made a few pizzas in your lifetime you may know just how frustrating it can be to transfer pizza in and out of the oven without it sticking to your pizza peel. Or maybe you have tried corn meal to help it slide off, only to find your kitchen a total mess with tiny pellets of corn meal.
So what is one to do? Make a mess with corn meal or deal with the sticky pizza?
Neither! I have the perfect solution to transfer pizza from your pizza peel to your pizza stone in your oven with ease.
All you will need is a pizza peel and parchment paper.
First, cut a piece of parchment paper about the width of the size of the pizza peel paddle (as seen below).
After forming the crust on the dough, place the pizza dough on the parchment paper.
Now it’s time to top your pizza with all your toppings of choice. This day my family and I made a simple, yet delicious cheese pizza.
In the pictures below, you can see how easy it is to just slip the pizza on the parchment paper right onto the pizza stone.
Once the pizza crust has cooked to a beautiful golden brown, we are ready to pull the pizza out of the oven.
Do both of the following actions together (as shown in the following three pictures).
- Carefully lift up the parchment paper with one hand. (Be careful not to touch the hot stone.)
- Pull the paper with the pizza back onto the pizza peel.
Viola! No messy corn meal and no pizza dough sticking to the pizza peel or the pizza stone.
A couple of important notes:
- Always make sure to put your pizza stone in the oven before you begin pre-heating the oven. This helps to prevent the stone from cracking.
- You will want to make sure your oven is fully pre-heated to 500 degrees before putting the pizza in.
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