looing for good quality baking stone or unglazed quarry tiles in Montreal
Hello. I am trying to find a high quality baking stone (not the cheap ones at Wal-Mart or Canadian Tire) to make pizza and bread in my oven. Failing that, I have heard that unglazed quarry tiles can be used as a substitute, but I haven't found them at Rona or Reno Depot. Does anyone on this list know?
I have used unglazed terra cotta tiles which I had purchased years ago at Rona; they were in the tile section *and* the gardening section but I haven't looked in either for years. You may be able to find something at Montreal Brique et Pier. Note that the terra cotta tiles are very fragile and chip/break/shatter pretty easily.
I have a couple of American Metalwork cordierite stones on order from a US restaurant supply store. Have not been able to find similar in Montreal, but these were $50+ shipping and will cover the available oven space.
While it does work, the dutch oven method is limited to certain doughs and bread forms e.g. you're not doing baguettes in one nor does something like vollkornbrodt work.