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Offline davefr

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How to get more crispy bottom with home oven?
« on: May 25, 2019, 03:53:42 PM »
I love my pizzas using the Lehman recipe,  but even with my home oven at 550 and using a pizza stone, I just can't get a crispy crust.  I do tend to use lots of mozz. cheese and like a topping of pepperoni and pepperoncinis.

What 2-3 things should I try?

Precook the skin only for a few minutes?
Coat the top of the skin with olive oil prior to other ingrediants?

Any other tips for "dialing up" the crispiness for home cooked pizzas?

TIA


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Re: How to get more crispy bottom with home oven?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 04:18:17 PM »
On thing to try is to take the pizza out, put it on a rack for a few minutes to steam off and then put it back on the stone for a minute or two. Kind of like reheating a slice.

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Re: How to get more crispy bottom with home oven?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 04:33:41 PM »
A couple of thoughts...
a) When fully baked, put it on a cooling rack to cool ~3min before slicing to let the steam escape.
b) Use a pizza steel, instead of a stone.
c) Try a dough recipe for cracker-like crusts (but that wouldn't be your favorite Lehman recipe)

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Re: How to get more crispy bottom with home oven?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2019, 04:43:22 PM »
I love my pizzas using the Lehman recipe,  but even with my home oven at 550 and using a pizza stone, I just can't get a crispy crust.  I do tend to use lots of mozz. cheese and like a topping of pepperoni and pepperoncinis.

What 2-3 things should I try?

Precook the skin only for a few minutes?
Coat the top of the skin with olive oil prior to other ingrediants?

Any other tips for "dialing up" the crispiness for home cooked pizzas?

TIA
davefr,

If you haven't already tried this you might put the stone on the lowest oven rack position. And you can always lift the pizza to the highest oven rack position if the top hasn't baked enough to your satisfaction.

Another possibility is to lower your bake temperature to around 500 degrees F and bake the pizza longer.

Peter

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Re: How to get more crispy bottom with home oven?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2019, 02:58:02 PM »
How long are you preheating for?  A good thick stone may take an hour or more to come up to temp before baking...

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Re: How to get more crispy bottom with home oven?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 11:37:20 PM »
Put a steel plate down on the lowest shelf, run it at the highest setting for half hour, then open the oven door a bit and let heat escape while the lower burner heats the plate from underneath for at least 15-20 mins, then move the steel plate to the top shelf, turn on the broiler and launch the pizza.

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Re: How to get more crispy bottom with home oven?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 01:29:38 AM »
Place your stone right on the bottom deck of your oven... No rack/shelf... On the damn deck dude. And be prepared to finish up high on broil.
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Re: How to get more crispy bottom with home oven?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 03:55:57 AM »
You might have to go quite low in the oven with lots of toppings, but you could get it done without having to replace it during baking. Every oven is different so you'll have to experiment. In my oven I place the stone at the bottom rack and bake in 6 minutes with the broiler.

Try different positions and oven settings. Ideally, you can find a spot that bake the entire pizza well without having to move it around in the oven.

In my previous oven I got the best results using convection.

And make sure you heat the stone long enough. I noticed a difference between 1 hour and 2 hours.
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Re: How to get more crispy bottom with home oven?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 07:49:59 AM »
Getting crispy crust is simple, make it thin crust.
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