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Jan 24, 2009 12:01 PM

Making no-knead pizza without a pizza stone?

I'm about to try to make the no-knead dough for pizza, but I do not have a pizza stone. Can I use a regular baking sheet? Any other tips? I've had good success with the bread itself, but have never made pizza from it..... any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  1. Sure, you can use a baking sheet. Just remember to pre-heat it. Pan pizza, after all, is baked in a pan. I sometimes use parchment paper on the pre-heated baking sheet if it's dark colored to prevent the bottom of the crust from burning.
    Thumbs up for "billieboy"'s suggestion. Now I've gotta go make a pizza. Gadzooks how I hate it when ideas on this board make me want to cook. ;-}

    1. Something I have heard, but not tried (yet), is to use a big cast iron skillet to retain at least some heat. Lining it with parchment is a good idea.

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      1. re: billieboy

        I like the cast iron skillet idea. I have a cast iron griddle with handles (a Mario Batoli thing) that's easier to handle than the pizza stone and is sold specifically for pizzas and it works great on pizzas and flatbreads. I usually do put parchment down on it.