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.
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...
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)
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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?!?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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...
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.
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!
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.
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!