Since a few years ago you no longer cooked just a sausage or hamburger on your CADAC barbecue! Did you know that you can also bake delicious, crispy pizzas on your barbecue? Here you can read the best way to do this!
There is almost no CADAC barbecue on which you cannot bake pizza. The only requirement is that you have a barbecue with a dome.
Most supermarkets sell fresh pizzas, but it is even more fun to create your own pizza. Not that much time? Then cheat a bit and buy a ready-made base and top it with your favourite ingredients. Of course tomato sauce and a lot of cheese are essential on your pizza.
Why a pizza stone?
You can place the pizza directly on the BBQ grid, but pizzas become even tastier and crispier using a real pizza stone. The pizza stones from CADAC are made from durable cordierite and are suitable for all gas barbecues, but also for gas and electric ovens. The stone absorbs the heat well and retains it. When you place the pizza on the stone, it will extract the moisture from the dough, giving you that tasty, crispy base you love.
How do you use the pizza stone?
Place the pizza stone on the BBQ during preheating; if you place a cold stone on a hot barbecue, the stone can break due to the rapid temperature change. You can place the pizza stone on the pot stand of the barbecue; please note that the stone does cannot come into direct contact with flames. Gradually preheating at a low temperature. If the baking of your pizza goes too fast, you can also use the stone on top of the BBQ grid. Less heat comes up, which makes pizza baking a bit slower. Pay attention that the stone does not slide over the grid. This may cause damage to the coating.
It can be a bit difficult to find the best way to prepare your pizza, especially if you don't have a luxury outdoor kitchen but a simple camping device. But that is also the charm of cooking at the campsite. The baking time depends on many different circumstances. Consider the thickness of your pizza, the temperature outside and the ingredients that you use. Therefore, check the baking process from time to time.
Maintenance and cleaning
Pizza stones are very porous. They should therefore not become too moist. Never immerse them in water; the stone will then absorb the water and can easily break with the next use.
Cleaning is actually very simple; you wipe the stone after use with a (damp) cloth. You can scrape stubborn residues with a metal dough scraper or spatula. Never use detergent to clean the stone! The stone will absorb the taste of soap and you will be able to taste it the next time you use it ...
It is perfectly normal for a pizza stone to darken and stain over time.
TIPS HOW TO USE THE CADAC PIZZASTONE
- Use the pizza stone in combination with the pot stand & dome of the BBQ.
- Sprinkle some flour to prevent the bottom from sticking.
- Do not place frozen pizza on the stone.
- The baking time depends on all kinds of circumstances such as the thickness of the dough, selected ingredients, weather conditions, etc.
- If the baking process is too fast, turn the barbecue off and let the pizza cook with the lid on the BBQ.
- The stone may also be placed on the BBQ grid; the baking process then takes a little longer. Please note: the grid can be damaged if the stone moves.
- Never immerse the stone in water, but wipe it clean with a (wet) cloth.
- Do not use detergent!
- It is normal for the pizza stone to darken and get stained by use.
Pizza stone sizes
CADAC Pizza stones are available in different sizes:
Pizza stone 25cm | ideal on the Safari Chef
Pizza stone 33cm | perfect fit for the Citi Chef 40 and Grillo Chef
Pizza stone 36cm | specially developed for the Citi Chef 50 and the Carri Chef
Pizza stone 42cm | fit all patio barbecues and electric ovens
Pizza stone Meridian | only fit the CADAC Meridian barbecues
Pizza stone Entertainer | only fit the CADAC Entertainer barbecues
Recipe | Pizza with feta and pumpkin
Now you know how to prepare a pizza on your CADAC barbecue, it's time to Braai!
This pizza is wonderfully tasty thanks to the spicy feta cheese and the sweetness of pumpkin. Pumpkin is not always available in the supermarket in the spring, but you can store pumpkin cubes in the freezer. View the full pizza recipe here.