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3 Killer Ideas for Homemade Beer Dough

We made our 72 hour beer dough this week and now we want to show you how we used it.  We got all the bases covered: bread sticks, pizza, and pretzels with a homemade cheese dip. While there are many things you can do with dough, we really think these are the best three for pairings with beer.

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A Beer Pizza Dough Recipe with Ballast Point

A Beer Pizza Dough Recipe with Ballast Point

I was introduced to Ballast Point earlier this year.  It's literally the most popular beer we serve in our pizza classes.  It's a pretty amazing tasting beer.  So today we decided to dump a bottle into our pizza dough.  It's literally a 1 for 1 substitution for water.  Instead of a cup and a half of water, substitute with your favorite beer.  It's not going to suck, I promise...

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Quick and Easy Cheddar Cheese Biscuit Recipe

The great thing about making biscuits is that they give you so many other ideas. Breakfast sandwiches, sausage and gravy or just by themselves! What would you make with them?

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits (about 10 depending on size)

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The Classic Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

The Classic Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

In life, as with pizza, "classic" is always the best.  Of all the traditional pizza's I make at home, pepperoni is definitely in my top five.  I've made this one with my favorite new Baking Steel technique - the double steel.  The "double steel" simply means, I load my oven with a Baking Steel on both the top and bottom racks. 

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Easiest Homemade Brioche Recipe Ever

Easiest Homemade Brioche Recipe Ever

The great thing about this basic brioche recipe is that it is SO VERSATILE! From burger and hot dog buns to cinnamon rolls and french toast. Turn this dough into anything savory or sweet! Just remember, throw your sheet tray, pan or dough straight onto the Baking Steel for an incredible bottom crust and oven spring on all of your breads and pastries.

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Best of Baking Steel: Pizza Season is Here!

Best of Baking Steel: Pizza Season is Here!

Put away the sunscreen and get the pullovers out...It's FALL and that can only mean one thing...PIZZA SEASON! (although pizza any time of the year is awesome!) Fire up that Baking Steel and get your dough game on early this week, Friday will be here soon enough I promise. If you want to know how to make unbelievable pizza at home, get a Baking Steel and fall in love. Seriously, throw the stone away or give it your kids. Use your #bakingsteel whenever you post your pizza photos. Email us to if you'd like info@bakingsteel.com.

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Top 5 Things To Make With Pizza Dough

Top 5 Things To Make With Pizza Dough

We get asked every week in Baking Steel pizza class, what else can you make with pizza dough?  You wouldn't believe how versatile our 72 hour pizza dough recipe can be.   Ok, not just ours but any homemade pizza dough recipe - even store bought if you want to go that way.  

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WSJ - Family Pizza Night with a Baking Steel

WSJ - Family Pizza Night with a Baking Steel

Mr. Challenger uses a metal peel to remove a pizza from his home oven. With a Baking Steel in the oven, he broils the pizza for two minutes, then bakes it for two minutes at 500 degrees. PHOTO: TAYLOR GLASCOCK FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

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Best of Baking Steel: Love the Char!

Best of Baking Steel: Love the Char!

Well Labor Day is officially gone and it looks like Autumn is so upon us. You know what that means?!?! PIZZA TIME! Get back in the kitchen and fire up your ovens, make that 72 Hour dough today an invoice everyone over for Friday Night Pizza Night. Just in case you need some inspiration, look at what these people have been up to this past week and think about what you are going to top on your pizza. #bakingsteel your photos on any social media platform and you'll automatically be up for the weekly Best Of Baking Steel. #charrednotburnt

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Mean Green Homemade Pizza

Mean Green Homemade Pizza

When I wake up each morning, there are 2 things I've got to check off the list:  yoga and my breakfast smoothie.  I always try to get my "greens" in before I head to the test kitchen to start devouring pizza!  Which leads me to this - why not create a mean, green pizza?!? 

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Olive Oil Tortas

Olive Oil Tortas

A couple of days ago while scouring through the Food52 blog, I came across these Tortas de Aceite. (olive oil tortas.) It took me about 2 minutes to persuade myself to make these.  Throw in my barn was being surrounded by my kids looking for something to eat, and they were not talking pizza this time.

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Best of Baking Steel

Happy Monday! Hope everyone made good use of our sale this weekend and got $20 off our Mini! Remember, every time you use the #bakingsteel, you automatically enter yourself for a chance to be featured in our blog! We love seeing all of your master pieces, keep them coming our way! 

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Cacio e Pepe Pizza at Home

Cacio e Pepe Pizza at Home

September issue of Food and Wine Magazine was delivered to our door this week.  Guess what's on the cover?  A pasta classic, cacio e pepe, except it was made on a pizza crust.  Imagine a perfectly cooked dough on our Baking Steel, and all you have to add is olive oil, pecorino and lots of ground black pepper.  We just couldn't wait to create this pizza.

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Toast in 60 Seconds

Toast in 60 Seconds

This summer, while hanging in the test kitchen, I've been experimenting with toast on the Baking Steel Griddle.  I'll toss a few bread slices on the hot steel, and literally, about a minute later, it is perfectly toasted on both sides. Toast in 60 seconds. Because it's cooking so quick, the bread is caramelized on the outer edges, and the middle is still soft.  The Griddle makes awesomely crunchy toast!

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Best Of Baking Steel Inspo

Happy Monday everybody! Each week, I am blown away by the gorgeousness of your creations! Whether it be recreating one of our own recipes, or coming up with your own, all of your pizzas look delicious! Remember, every time you use #bakingsteel on Instagram or any other social media, you automatically enter yourself for a chance to be featured in our blog. Hope the rest of your week goes by fast. The weekend will be here before you know it!

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A Dreamy Sunday Morning Breakfast Pizza

A Dreamy Sunday Morning Breakfast Pizza

A Sunday morning dreamy breakfast pizza.  We are taking out all the stops today.  Think potatoes, bacon, eggs and peppers and cheese.  And whatever else you have laying around in your fridge.  Throw everything on top.  Pour yourself a big cup of Joe and chill, today is your day...  

Happy Sunday...

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The Ultimate Homemade Tomato Focaccia

The Ultimate Homemade Tomato Focaccia

Here is something to do with all those tomatoes coming off the vines in your garden.  Make the ultimate tomato focaccia....If you're like me, you have tomatoes lined  up all over your kitchen.  There big, juicy and ready for something, you just don't know what that something is just yet.

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Best of Baking Steel, With Some Hot Inspo

Happy Monday everybody! From pancakes to pizzas, you all have been making some amazing creations! Remember that every time you use the #bakingsteel on Instagram, you automatically enter yourself a chance to be featured in our blog! Can't wait to see what you all get up to cooking this week!

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Pepper and Onion Thin Crust Pizza

Pepper and Onion Thin Crust Pizza

Over the past few weeks, our Langwater Farm CSA has delivered some humungous green peppers!  Putting these green beauties to good use, we had peppers in our omelettes, peppers in our salads and peppers for a bedtime snack.  So, I'm down to my last pepper and inspiration strikes....recreate one of my favorite pizzas, Lynwood Cafe's bar classic.

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Best of Baking Steel: In Search Of The Perfect Crust

As another week comes along, so does another week of Best of Baking Steel! While Monday's can certainly be a little dreary, seeing everyone's stunning creations definitely brightens me up! Remember that every time you use #bakingsteel, you automatically enter yourself for a chance to be featured in our blog! I hope everyone's week goes by nice and smoothly. The weekend will be here before you know it! 

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