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Old 06-05-2008, 02:47 PM
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I think I will solve this problem soon.
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One of the biggest mistakes that I ever made when first trying to make a pizza was to use "sugar" in the pizza sauce to sweeten the sauce. I later discovered that sugar is a "browning agent" that accelerates the browning process. Of course that means that some of the toppings don't get fully cooked.

Now instead of using sugar I'm using Parmesan cheese. It sweetens the sauce but doesn't have the browning affect that sugar tends to have.

Of course I've eaten to many of these things so now I need to go on a diet!
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couple weeks ago my son, baker, slid his own pie in before opening. i fired the oven and had it so hot when it hit the floor poof up in flames.
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What about using pizza trays? At least it will slide off the peel easily and once slightly set you can remove the tray and finish the pizza cooking on the hearth bricks?
I haven't tried it yet, but thought I would this weekend. I have family over and can't afford any embarrassing moments.
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Getting it off the pizza pan at those temperatures will create worse problems than anything you can do with a peel. Besides, why build a brick oven if you don't cook on brick?
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about my sons flaming pie, s,,t happens this is how we learn.. agreed use the floor, less is more. chicken on a spit thats fun. pans are not good idea where as they are usually alum, good for home maybe but never in my oven it melts around 1200 and rubs off on floor , ick

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Getting it off the pizza pan at those temperatures will create worse problems than anything you can do with a peel. Besides, why build a brick oven if you don't cook on brick?
I agree with you, but as I mentioned, I can't afford any "stuff-ups" this weekend. Recently, the first round of pizzas slid off the peel just fine. Second time was fine. Third time was a ****ing disaster!

Can I just cook the pizzas on the tray so I remove the sliding off problem from the equation? I promise I'll only do it this weekend.
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:20 PM
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Step back from the pizza tray! Please don't use a tray. :-)

Just keep practicing using enough flour on your pizza peel. Cooking pizza directly on the floor is the only way to go. It's the best part.

What type of peel are you using, and what are you using to keep your pizzas from sticking?
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Step back from the pizza tray! Please don't use a tray. :-)

Just keep practicing using enough flour on your pizza peel. Cooking pizza directly on the floor is the only way to go. It's the best part.

What type of peel are you using, and what are you using to keep your pizzas from sticking?
James
I'm using a wooden peel to prepare on. Perhaps I just didn't use enough flour? Plus, I think I let them sit on the peel a little too long before I slid them off. As I said a few posts up, the first few times I cooked pizzas they slid off without a problem. It's just that I have quite a few people over this weekend and I just thought that preparing several pizzas on trays might make things a little easier?

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