Pizza troubleshooting: pizza sticking to the baking stone
There's nothing worse than launching the perfect pizza, only to have it stick to the pizza stone and make a mess. Follow these tips to make sure you get the perfect base every time!
- Try using a lower hydration dough. We would recommend following our own pizza dough recipe that has yet to fail us. You can find it here.
- Your dough has a hole in it. If your dough has a hole in it, the toppings and sauce will fall onto the baking stone and can cause the pizza to stick. Be careful to check this while your pizza is still on the peel.
- You are trying to lift the pizza too soon. If you try to rotate the pizza too quickly, the bottom will still be moist and will stick. Give your pizza a few extra seconds to begin to crisp on the bottom.