A baking stone is a large, flat cooking appliance that is traditionally used to cook bread based products. Because they can heat up to high temperatures they are particularly good at creating crispy bases, perfect for cooking a handmade pizza. This large cast iron dish has a number of benefits over those made from real stone including:
This large cast iron baking stone from Andrew James is 12 inches (30cm) in diameter and features an integral handle to help you lift it in and out of the oven. You can also use this handle to hang the stone up when not in use. We’ve also given this stone a slightly concave surface to ensure that any batter you add during cooking won’t spill over onto your stove.
This baking stone is very versatile when it comes to using it. You can use it on your stove top and it is compatible with a range of hobs including gas, electric, ceramic as well as for cooking with ranges and agas. The baking stone can also be used inside the oven or why not try it on your barbeque in the summer for cooking drop pancakes for dessert.
Absolutely, it’s great for Welsh Cakes, Pizza, Bread, Scones and more. There’s no reason why you can cook shop bought frozen chips, nuggets, and other convenience foods on this stone in an over to give them a nice, crisp finish, or you can make you own homemade and healthy versions of these foods. Other things you can cook on this stone include giant cookies, quesadillas, pretzels, apple strudel, pita breads, you can even chop you the veggies for your Sunday Roast, give them a generous coating of oil and let them sizzle on this stone.
One of the great things about this baking stone is how easy it is to season. When you first use it apply a thin layer of vegetable oil on the surface with a kitchen towel or pastry brush, then pop it in the oven on a low heat and slowly increase the temperature until it is at the right level for your recipe. After use, wipe away any leftover food then wash the stone with hot water a stiff nylon brush. Towel dry and apply another thin layer of oil whilst the pan is still warm. If you are going to store it horizontally place some paper towels above and below to prevent a build-up of moisture and never let your baking stone air dry as this can lead to rusting.
|Product Dimensions||30cm x 36cm x 2cm|
|Primary Material||Cast Iron|
This dish is quick and easy to make and will soon become your standard go to recipe for quick snacks and mealtimes alike.
Prep Time: 15 Mins
Cooking Time: 5 Mins
Total Time: 20 Mins