New and Improved English Muffin Recipe

New and Improved English Muffin Recipe

With our recipe, we struggled a bit with cook time and the resulting product.  The English Muffins would cook for about 9 minutes per side or 18 minutes in total.  They were good, but with all that cook time, they would come out a little hard and/or dry. Add an additional 3-4minutes in a toaster, and zip zap, any remaining "moisture" was gone! These muffins were moving in the right direction, but they were not ready for prime time.

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Carrot Cake Pancakes

Carrot Cake Pancakes

I've said it before and I'm going to say it again, pizza put the Baking Steel on the map. Ok, maybe Kenji over at Serious Eats helped too.  But breakfast is going to make us famous. Especially when you throw down these carrot cake pancakes.  

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Green Dough and Egg Pizza Recipe

Green Dough and Egg Pizza Recipe

Experiment time again at the Baking Steel Test Kitchen!  This time we’re making a play on Dr. Suess’ Green Eggs and Ham, with our Green Dough, Eggs and Ham pizza.  Our green dough is derived from one of the healthiest foods on the planet, spinach.

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Spinach Pizza Dough Recipe

Spinach Pizza Dough Recipe

This spinach pizza dough is not only colorful, it's packed with nutrients.  We used our same 72 hour fermentation formula, but we added the juice from about 5 oz. of fresh spinach.  I think this spinach dough would make Popeye proud....

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Sprite Pizza Dough Recipe

Sprite Pizza Dough Recipe

Last week we were feeling playful and decided to pour a bottle of Sprite into our pizza dough. A little science experiment, so to speak.  We substituted sprite for the water, one for one. We were curious what would happen by adding all that sugar and carbonation into the pizza dough.  The final answer?  Not a heck, of a lot. 

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Dirty Water Dough Meets Baking Steel

Dirty Water Dough Meets Baking Steel

It's always a good strategy to frequent your local pizzerias and find out which ones sell their dough.  Case in point, Dirty Water Dough Company not only offers pizza by the slice, they also sell their dough.

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Bianco's Lemon and Rosemary Focaccia

Bianco's Lemon and Rosemary Focaccia

No doubt you've heard of Chef Chris Bianco.  His pizzas are:  one of the best on the planet; definitely worth a jaunt to Arizona; and should be on everyone's bucket list.  So, when his book, Bianco, was released I raced to get my hands on a copy.

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Seared Pork Chop With Peaches

Seared Pork Chop With Peaches

Simple is in. All you need to season this pork chop is salt and pepper.  That's it!  Sear away on your Baking Steel for 4-5 minutes, flip and repeat. We Griddled a peach or two to add some sweetness.  

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The Original Tomato Pizza

The Original Tomato Pizza

The Original tomato and the original tomato with anchovies. We're focusing on the former today.  

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The Classic Pimento Cheese Sandwich

The Classic Pimento Cheese Sandwich

We upped the anti a bit with adding a little whole grain mustard and then buttered the heck out of the bread and used our Mini to cook it to perfection.

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Griddled Corn Chowder

Griddled Corn Chowder

Soup hasn't always been at the forefront when t comes to summer time. This recipe will make you think twice!

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Kalamata Olive and Pepperoni Pizza

Kalamata Olive and Pepperoni Pizza

The inspiration for today's pizza stems from a creation by one of our favorite students in pizza class last night. 

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Hand Crushed Tomato Pizza

Hand Crushed Tomato Pizza

Gently crush them by hand and toss in sea salt and shaved fresh mozzarella and that's all you will need to create a tomato pizza masterpiece. 

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Roasted Vegetable Quiche

Roasted Vegetable Quiche

The Baking Steel makes everything better, even roasted vegetable quiche.  Wait, what?  J

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Big Fat Greek Pizza Recipe

Big Fat Greek Pizza Recipe

This simple, classic pizza is a re-invented Greek Salad.  The kalamata olives give it the perfect fruity almost wine like flavor. The only thing missing is the iceberg lettuce.   

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Vegan Cheese Is Nuts Pizza Recipe

Vegan Cheese Is Nuts Pizza Recipe

You'll go nuts for this extraordinarily delicious vegan pizza!  Made with spelt dough, no-cook tomato sauce and a cashew-based "Parmesan", you'll be wondering why you didn't go animal-less sooner. 

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Broccoli and Garlic Pizza

Broccoli and Garlic Pizza

This broccoli and garlic pizza packs a mean vitamin punch, while the pepper flakes add a perfect bit of heat.  The thin crust dough gives this pizza perfect and healthy crunch.

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Why Your Pizza Stone Cracked and How To Prevent It

Why Your Pizza Stone Cracked and How To Prevent It

Hey, we know that many of you still love your familiar pizza stone. Have you ever felt the horror of having it crack while you're cooking up your latest pie? You're not alone. Here's the answer.

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Eggs and Vegetables

This recipe falls into the category of why didn't I think of this.  This healthy breakfast inspiration came from Grow in Saugatuck, Michigan last week.  

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Saugatuck Michigan Restaurant Tour

Saugatuck Michigan Restaurant Tour

The Baking Steel Test Kitchen is a pretty great place to work! I love what I do and never get tired of "heading to the office." But, everyone needs a break now and then-a chance to see the world, recharge the batteries and find culinary inspiration. 

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