Cheap and Accessible Roll Away Oven Peel
I thought of a way to transfer multiple loafs of bread onto a preheated stone/sheet in the oven without parchment paper, or sliding them off a classic peel. This was in response to an issue I had yesterday with transferring my 3 mini baguettes onto a heated upside down baking sheet using a long thin piece of cardboard while simultaneusly living in a country where parchment paper and pizza peels are hard to find. As expected, all three were very difficult to put in and the ovene door was open for a good while.
So I spent some time trying to think of something while being fully inspired by the roll away cloths you see in videos with professional bakers such as here: https://youtu.be/DkHsbchF2-g?t=436 . After thinking of different ways, the way I'm about to introduce is what I decided to do.
It's basically a large pizza box, where one side (top in my case) is bent several times at short increments to make it bendable in either direction (think: waves). The other side is left as it is. The wavy side will hold the bread and the straight side will go under with the connecting part being forward. Since the "peel" side is bendy, it won't support any bread properly so a stick goes under it between both cardboard sides. Now here's the trick: you grip the stick enough to support the peel but open enough to have it slide through your grip. Then you just pick up the whole contraption with the dominant hand holding the peel and stick, and the other hand holding the bottom side, you put the whole thing over the baking stone/sheet in the oven, and you pull the bottom side out while holding your peel hand stationary. The pulling will both bend the peel side down because of it's many bends and will push the stick out as well because of the grip; giving that satisfying drop.
I took a quick video demonstrating my own one with a couple of t-shirts (to show it on something delicate): http://webm.land/media/HjJV.webm
I really wanted to share this thing. I'll be testing this out on some bread soon hopefully.