It would be more prudent if you first learn the methods of creating the pizza pan and the pizza peels before launching straight ahead into creating the pizza. Basic knowledge about pizza peels and pizza pan is very important regardless of the type of pizza you are planning to make, whether they are thick cheese crusted pizzas to the small thin crusted pizzas.
You have the option of creating either the traditional pizza pan or the perforated variety of pizza. Choosing one type or the other will have nothing to do with the taste of the pizza. In order to create the conventional type of pizza pan, you need to use a tablespoon of cooking oil. Pour this amount of cooking oil on the pan’s surface and spread it. The coating of the surface with oil will be performed using a gentle brush or a paper towel. On top of the oil coated surface, you can just sprinkle the cornmeal powder. The dough will be less likely to stick too tightly to the surface of the pizza pan if you do this step. If you don’t do this, the pizza’s shape will be ruined as well.
In the case of perforated pans, the pan is placed on the towels. A cooking spray that is exclusively for non stick cooking wares will then be used to spray the entire surface of the pan. Do not worry, this spray is proven to be safe and will not be harmful to your health.
Coat the surface of the pan evenly and uniformly. The paper towel is mainly used to prevent the exposure of pizza pan spray on the dining table or kitchen counter top. You will find that, compared to before, your later attempts at making pizza will be better since you are more knowledgeable about pizza pan or pizza peels. Afterwards, gently and uniformly sprinkle the cornmeal on the surface of the pizza pan. The texture of corn meal is not something everyone likes. You could try using other alternatives to cornmeal. It is expected that the texture of the pizza crust will be coarse and crispy when a perforated pizza pan is used.
If you do not have a pizza pan, you are not obligated to buy one. Did you know that you can even make use of your regular cooking sheets and baking sheets for this? When you are making the pizza dough, you need to be careful. Make sure to pat the whole dough carefully and evenly. When you have uneven surfaces, the thicker regions will take a very long time to cook, compared to the thinner regions of the pizza.
Learning to create the write set up for the pizza pan and the pizza peels is important. The pizza peel will come in handy when the pizza surface threatens to stick to the pizza pan, preventing that from happening. Baking will not be hindered in any way, due to the presence of these peels. The most commonly used peels are the metal pizza peels.
Some people also try their hands on the wooden pizza peels. This will help you to transfer the pizza from the pan and will also prevent the dough from sticking. There will be less wastage and it will also be easier to clean the pizza pans, as it will be devoid of grease.