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chahira daoud's picture
chahira daoud

About baking stone

Please help me!!!

I have never used the baking stone before, it is not available in my place.

Is there anyway to substitute it??I want to make some of the recipes on TFL , does it matter if i do not use it??Thank you all

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Mini Oven

And a very good question.  All of the recipes here can be made without using a baking stone.  

Mini O

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KosherBaker

If you can find any terra cotta based large cooking vessel you can use that, perhaps turned upside down to get a large flat surface. Another option is to use a large flat cast iron surface should that me more readily available.

Rudy

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Richelle

Or you could, as I have, buy a not too thick unglazed terra cotta floor tile at your local building materials-warehouse... works fine for me!

Richelle

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halfrice

this is what I use as well. However it was suggested that some "cheap" tiles may have harmful impurities in it . The first lot that I bought was half an inch thick, these ones you see in the picture are 3/4 inch thick.

tilestiles 

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Half Rice Half Woman 

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chahira daoud

Mini oven,Richelle ,Kosherbaker , halfrice,

you are soooo sweeeet , and very kind , thank you all,

but i still have one question, " what is baking stone for???"

We should donate to produce a book " baking stone for dummies"

it will be very helpfull for me,hahahaha

Thank you all, God bless you all.

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Mini Oven

Here is a site that can explain it. Look down the page to about the 4th paragraph.

You might have to place a stone onto the lowest rack and not the floor of the oven.

Please note, I and many others do not bake on a stone. But do use a normal baking sheet.

http://www.baking911.com/howto/breads_goodcrust.htm

Mini O