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Offline Schmid65

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Interesting. Spraying water for extra crispiness?
« on: May 10, 2009, 03:23:37 PM »
I heard something recently about spraying water with a mister onto your pizza about halfway through baking to make the crust extra crispy. They even lightly sprayed the sides of the oven and the stone before putting the pizza on.

Have any of you tried this? Will it hurt the oven/stone?

Right now I am using a Fibrament stone in a conventional 550 degree oven.



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Re: Interesting. Spraying water for extra crispiness?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 03:29:06 PM »
I've used that technique for a few years now for bread baking, but never pizza. The steam creates a crustier bread, so I assume it would do the same for pizza.  I never spray the stone-it can crack. I have also heard of people damaging their oven doing this, so be careful.

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Re: Interesting. Spraying water for extra crispiness?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 04:15:48 PM »
I bake bread with steam but never pizza. I put a pan of water in the oven and wait for it to steam before I put the bread in to bake. It works better than spritzing, imo. It doesn't damage the stone or at least, it never has.

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Re: Interesting. Spraying water for extra crispiness?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 01:35:01 AM »
i rigged the milk frother on my espresso machine to connect to a tube that I can steam the oven with when baking bread..  works great, much better than pan of water and spraying. 

but yes spraying water directly on the crust will make it more crusty/crispy.
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