Will definitely do it again! here was the first pizza

  • @yiliu
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    511 months ago

    I started making pizza during COVID, and ended up with the same solution after failing with flour & parmesan. Of course, the parchment paper starts to smolder as soon as it hits the pizza stone (cast iron in my case). It gives the pizza a little bit of smoky paper flavor. I considered it an off flavor at first…but eventually I came to appreciate it.

    The other day, my wife forgot a piece of parchment paper in the air fryer, and it got sucked to the element and singed. My mouth immediately started watering…

    • @ChickenLadyLovesLife@lemmy.world
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      211 months ago

      Parmesan? Surely that would just melt, wouldn’t it?

      I heat my oven to 550°F (the highest it will go) before cooking my pizza, and that’s definitely more than enough Fahrenheits to burn parchment paper, but I turn the pizza around after 3 minutes and pull the paper out at the same time and that seems to be enough to keep the burned paper from becoming part of the flavor profile.

      The best pizza I ever made was in an apartment I rented that had one of those really narrow, small gas ovens. I decided one day to use an oven thermometer to find out how hot it was actually getting on the high setting: over 700°F as it turned out. Great for pizza, maybe not so great for life expectancy.

      • @yiliu
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        211 months ago

        Apparently parmesan works pretty well! I mean, the times I tried it were failures, but not due to parmesan, which didn’t burn (except the piece or two sticking out). It was a tip from a NY style pizza video, I think.