Better Breads & Pizzas
Testing Baking Peels
We often use baking peels to move pizza, bread, and other baked goods into, out of, and within hot ovens. Since we last tested them, our winning peel, the innovative EXO Polymer Sealed Super Peel, has changed. It’s now made from a different kind of wood and has a new polymer coating, ostensibly to make it more moisture-proof. EXO also released a new peel with a larger, thinner aluminum blade. Eager to see how these two new Super Peels measured up, we tested them alongside three other peels (one wood, one metal, and one wood-fiber composite) for a total of five products priced from $9.79 to $57.95, using them to make thin-crust pizza and rustic Italian bread.
Gluten-Free Pizza Worth Eating
by Andrew Janjigian
It made sense that I was asked to develop a gluten-free pizza crust. Baking bread has been my passion for nearly 30 years. But I’ve always embraced gluten as the magic ingredient in bread. It’s the source of its structure and, as a result, much of its texture. So this was the bread baker’s ultimate challenge: Develop a gluten-free pizza crust that everyone would want to eat, whether they were avoiding gluten or not.