How to Use a Pizza Stone

A pizza stone can help distribute heat evenly across the pizza base and make the pizza’s dough crispy. You will need A pizza stone, an oven, cornmeal, a pizza paddle, pizza dough pizza sauce and pizza toppings.

Step 1. Place pizza stone in a cold oven on the lowest rack.

Never threw a cold pizza stone in a hot oven as it can fissure the stone.

Step 2. Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees.

Step 3. Sprinkle cornmeal on pizza paddle.

Dispersing cornmeal on pizza paddle helps impede the pizza from fastening to the paddle and the pizza stone.

Step 4. Put dough, sauce, and toppings on top of corn meal.

Step 5. Slide pizza onto the hot stone with the paddle or peel and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 6. Slide pizza back onto the paddle, slice the pizza, and eat.

Do not use a knifeĀ or pizza cutter on a pizza stone. They’ll damage the stone.

Step 7. Let the stone cool in the oven.

Did you know the margherita pizza was born in 1889, when Queen Margherita Teresa Giovanni visited Naples, Italy?

And that’s your pizza history for today.