Aug 24, 2013 @ 17:20:09
Are you kidding me!?!?! This is astounding! I am 73 years old and having been cooking for 50 years. To say I am jaded would be an understatement.
Too many promises of spectacular outcomes for recipies fall woefully short of their hype. THIS is for real! I just tried my first pizza with the Baking Steel you recommended together with your fresh tomato sauce recipe. It simply blew my family aWAY! Who knew we could get these results in a home oven (and an undependable one at that).
While awaiting delivery of my baking steel, I tried your darling and simple bread recipe of your mother’s you shared with us. Another real winner. My persnickety grandsons were on hand when I pulled the little loaves from the oven. They slathered bread on slice after slice until there was not a crumb left!!!
You rock, my dear. I’m a fan forever.
Aug 24, 2013 @ 18:17:36
Oh Amy, it is so wonderful to hear this! I am so happy you are liking the Baking Steel. I feel the same way about the steel — I’m heading out of town tomorrow to visit a friend for a few days, and I am traveling with my steel…that’s normal, right? I am so happy, too, that you liked that sauce. We have been loving that on pasta all summer, too, but I particularly like it on the pizza. And finally, nothing makes me happier than when the peasant bread recipe comes out well for people…it doesn’t always, unfortunately, so I’m still trying to figure out a way to make it foolproof. So happy your grandsons approved! Thanks so much for writing in.
Sep 20, 2013 @ 08:36:36
I received an email from the Baking Steel Company to tell me that you and the company are partnered for you to invent recipes for the steel. I have purchased the steel and haven’t mastered the pizza as yet. As a side note I have purchased 2 pizza rounds and both broke. One of them broke the first time I used it. I paid over $60 for it from a reputable home sales company. With the steel at least I don’t have to worry about breaking it!!!!
I, too, have made your mother’s peasant bread. My husband loved it!!!
Sep 21, 2013 @ 18:58:43
Marla, hi, and yes, it is true! I am hoping to contribute every week to the Baking Steel blog. I absolutely love my Steel, and it makes more sense to post over there, where everyone reading likely owns a Steel. And that is terrible about your stone! I don’t think you have to worry about that any more
As for the pizza, what dough recipe are you using? I am partial to the Lahey recipe as well as to tipo 00 flour. And I always use parchment paper on my peel…kind of wimpy, but it works. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Nov 20, 2013 @ 14:19:57
Do get compensated on the Steel Plate? I want to purchase one but cannot find on your site where to order one, or do I order from the Steel company and mention your name so you receive the credit?
Thank you so very much for a speedy reply…
God richly bless you and your precious family…
Honey Irvin 11-20-13
Nov 21, 2013 @ 07:35:11
Honey, I don’t, but you are so sweet to inquire. I get compensated for the posts I write over on Baking Steel, however, and I absolutely love the company — Andris, the owner, is awesome as are all of the people who work there. So yes, definitely order a Steel from their site: http://bakingsteel.com/shop/
Thanks so much for your kind words.
Your Name *
Your Email *