Q: I think I ruined my beloved pizza stone! HELP! Last week I made a summer strawberry and rhubarb pie and it overflowed onto my pizza stone. I was unable to scrape the hardened, burned-to-a crisp pie filling off the stone, so I soaked it in warm water and dishwasher powder (eep, I know! even as i was doing it, I was thinking this is a terrible idea — pizza stones are porous).Well not only is the black grime still there, but the stone is seeping out a white film of soap.
Q: I received a very welcome pizza stone as a wedding gift recently. I bought some dough from my local pizza shop and cut it in half.The problem is that I can’t get it to stretch without breaking or shrinking back. I tried using a roller, but it won’t stay stretched. I tried to mimic what they do in the pizza shop, but it never got any stretchier.
We are planning on making pizza this weekend, and so we are excited to follow these two tips offered by Molly and Brandon in this video. You may know Molly Wizenberg as the author of the popular food blog Orangette. Her husband, Brandon, has a passion for pizza, and so they decided to open a pizza restaurant in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.