I have just bought my first ceramic pizza stone.
I also have a pizza paddle thing to get it out of the oven with.
Just wondering..I realise that I have to have the stone in the oven to be hot when the pizza goes in, but how do I get the uncooked pizza onto the stone? Do I put the rolled out crust on the pizza paddle thing and then assemble the pizza on that and then slide it off onto the hot stone that is in the oven?? I have no idea, please help??
It says to dust the surface of the stone with flour before placing inside the oven, otherwise the pizza will stick..?
Also, it says to 'preheat the stone' in a "moderately hot" oven 200C (or 400F), but I thought the oven needed to be hotter than that for a pizza. Surely the stone can handle a really hot oven??
Any advice on using this stone and the paddle thing would be much appreciated, I havent done this before, I have always used pans.