Every once in a while I am asked if the Baking Steel would benefit a frozen pizza. My answer is, yes & very much so. In fact, the best way to cook a frozen pizza, is on the Baking Steel.
It's a good idea to always have a frozen pizza on hand, for emergency purposes. For instance, when New England has a record breaking winter and a trip to the grocery store is only possible via plow or snowmobile.
Recently, while snowed in for the 3rd or 4th time this month, I was down to my last batch of dough and minimal options for toppings when my boys asked me for lunch. Luckily, I had a Whole Foods thin crust pizza supreme stored away. With my Baking Steel already preheated, I launched the frozen pizza into the oven & onto my steel.
I can't be the only one who has turned their nose up at frozen pizza in the past. I can't help but imagine, that soggy crust, one bite burnt the other still frozen, but times have changed, thanks to the Baking Steel. Once out of the oven, I only got a small slice before the boys devoured the rest. The Baking Steel cooked the pizza perfectly, cooking it evenly throughout and offering the bottom crust a nice crisp texture.
When given the option between frozen or fresh, I'll always choose the latter, but it is nice to know that I have a reliable backup plan on stand by in my freezer.
Directions: Pre-heat your Baking Steel for 45 minutes and follow the directions on the box. I didn't amp up the heat and cooked this one at 450" per the instructions.