Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Perhaps we can get the best of both worlds? The descriptions of how an oven works etc. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. How does a cheaper, thinner, lighter aluminum pizza pan compare? So, If you are planning to cook that Thanksgiving turkey in an aluminum pan, make sure it is in a cooking bag…. I was reading and comparing different pizza pans. Let the bread maker make a (pizza) dough. She complains about making them but turns out a great selection including chilli sausage, goat’s cheese and fennel and ham and mixed mushrooms. It is great that a baking steel is now commercially available, as it was very difficult for me to get mine. We have a big 3cm slate in the bottom of our oven. I had never cooked pizza on this pan before this test—I'd only used it for serving pies, so I didn't know what to expect before I started. The vegetables will not be burnt because the pizza will only take about 2 minutes. Before I continue, let me tell you a little bit more about pizza. The aluminum itself is actually known to carry some risk, but as you mention is used extensively in cookware anyway. If it takes much longer than 3 minutes in your oven you have bad luck, because then it won’t be as good as wood-fired oven. So before going to the trouble of buying such a plate, I tried googling to see if anyone has tried this besides the Modernist Cuisine guys. Well it turns out such method exists! I do not mind at all that you respond to an older post. Gâteau Invisible Is French for Apple Cake That Disappears Quickly, Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast and Stuffing (Thanksgiving for a Small Crowd), Herb-Rubbed Crisp-Skinned Butterflied Roast Turkey. Par-bake the crust, top it and finish it under the broiler for a few minutes for a wood burning oven effect. [2] http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2012/09/the-pizza-lab-the-baking-steel-delivers.html The advantage of aluminum is that it has a higher thermal conductivity than a ceramic stone. I wonder too, because aluminum is more suitable for a thin pizza. I will be making pizza much more often now! I’m pretty sure people take supplements containing magnesium, chromium and zinc. But beyond that, it was a little disappointing. Interesting! I've enjoyed pizzas with crusts ranging from cracker-crisp to thick and fluffy, but this had more in common with an English muffin pizza that anything else I can compare it to. However, my steel pan does have an aluminum core, so it doesn't have hot spots. You can't cook on high heat OR do deglazing in nonstick. I expect thicker will mean that you can do a next pizza more quickly since there will be more heat stored in the plate. I just received my 3 slabs of aluminium….12, 15 and 25 mm…two different alloys, to see which one is better….do you recommend any specific procedure for seasoning those slabs ? One thing I liked about aluminum was that it was available in larger sizes, such as 18", 19", or 20". Her first book, Make Ahead Bread, is available on Amazon. Shred the mozzarella and pat it dry with paper towels. ), so I’m curious. Ok thanks heaps for the reply and advice, I’ll bite the bullet (and accept the lead poisoning) and buy the slab I think. Apart from using an aluminum plate, the following rules apply for making a good pizza: Note added on 3 August 2012: your home-made pizza will be even better when you use cold fermented dough! Flour the peel/pizza shovel. I do actually own the Modernist Cuisine books. I'd also be interested in trying out a combination—constructing the pie on the aluminum pan, then transferring the entire pan to a pre-heated pizza stone. And that sounds like a good deal. That way, a few minutes’ difference in cooking time doesn’t matter at all, and the result is supposed to taste delicious. Exposure to aluminum through the skin appears to be an even greater risk. Finally, at around 14 minutes, it had achieved a similar level of browning that the stone had achieved in just 8. Sprinkle a large bowl with flour so it won’t stick and add the dough. Don’t you mean WHY? It seems that with the new commercial availability of pizza steels, there’s still some debate (or maybe it’s just me doing my research – http://www.chowhound.com/post/dough-joe-pizza-steels-stones-993424 (the comments section)) as to whether the thermal conductivity of an aluminum plate will outperform that of a steel plate. Two minutes later, a quick peek showed that it was still underdone. The trick is to insert the pizza while the broiler is on! No aluminum taste… I can’t imagine how that would be possible. This is a great site, btw. 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