More food! In addition to the crockpot, I also received a pizza stone and peel for Christmas. I was pretty excited about this – I hate how pizza tends to be soggy in the middle and burnt around the edges, so I was pretty sure that the pizza stone would solve all of my problems.
The inaugural pizza was BBQ chicken. I bought the dough fresh at the grocery store and topped it with barbeque sauce, a ton of red onion, bacon, chicken and mozzarella cheese. In reading the instructions for the peel, they noted that you should dust it with cornmeal before putting the dough down. I would like to know their definition of the word dust, because my pizza got horribly stuck! I had to lift up the edges and keep throwing more and more cornmeal underneath the pizza to make it slide off the peel and onto the stone. I did manage it eventually, and a major dinner crisis was averted. So, in all – a liberal coating of the peel would be a good idea!
Verdict? The pizza stone rocks! The bottom of the crust was crispy, but the inside wasn’t overdone. It was probably the best pizza I have ever made!