I tried a couple of different things when making two Greek pizzas yesterday. I first turned my oven down in temperature a little. I used corn oil in my steel pans, as the oil in coating the pans for the Greek style pizzas. I generously coated the steel pan with oil for the first and second Greek style pizzas.
The first Greek style Lehmann dough pizzas dressings were various cheeses, my regular tomato sauce, and spinach under the cheeses. I had brushed garlic and herb infused olive oil on the crust first, before any of the other toppings. When baking the first Greek style pizza, the bottom crust did become browner than before, but not as brown or crisp as I wanted.
For the second Greek style pizza with the Lehmann dough, I turned my oven down lower, (about 500-515 degree F) and baked the same way as the first Greek pizza. By turning the oven down the bottom crust did become browner and crisper. I also notice that when using the new steel pans, I purchased not to long ago, the more times they are used and seasoned, they seem to work much better with each bake. I have used the round steel pan also for some cracker-style pizzas, in addition to using the steel pan for Greek style pizzas. I just started experimenting with my square steel pan for other pizzas and I donít think it is seasoned as well. I will see if the pizzas baked in the square pan will get browner also the more I season it. I didnít bake a Greek style in the square steel pan yesterday, but I did bake another pizza, and the bottom didnít get as brown or as crisp, even though I did bake at lower temperatures. The other pizza wasnít using the preferment Lehmann dough, but I did oil with the same oil and the same amount.
The second Greek pizza was dressed with almost the same dressings as the first, but sliced yellow zucchini (on the mandoline), Feta cheese and pepperoni were added to the second pie. I thought the second Greek pizza was delicious.
What I find odd or either interesting, is my regular preferment Lehmann dough pizzas baked at the lower temperatures did seem to turn out well.
Pictures below and last two pictures are of the round and square pans today, with the round steel pan first.