Bitter tasting crust
We have a great homemade clay, sand and straw oven in our back yard. Temp gets well over 1000 deg F when we fire it for pizza, then we start when we see around 900 deg F as the fire dies down a bit. We have an awesome system for pizza parties where the pizza maker gets their dough in the kitchen, prepares the pizza and brings it out to the oven for the pizza baker on a wooden peel.
In order to keep the dough from sticking we use a generous sprinkling of corn meal on the peel - that way it slides off into the oven easily. We were finding that the first couple of pies were tasting bitter and after some searching it looks like the corn meal is the culprit.
Has anyone else had this issue? Ideas to resolve?
Thanks in advance!!