If you've ever come to see us at Kitch in Olde Mystick Village, you may have sampled one of our specialty pizzas. Gary enjoys taking our rubs, sauces and black garlic and pairing them with ingredients to create delicious and unusual pizzas. Our philosophy here at Mac Brothers/Grandpa's Best is that absolutely everything can go on a pizza. If you'd like to recreate some of our specialty pizzas at home, here are the recipes.
All of our pizzas start with King Arthur Flour's pizza crust recipe. Feel free to use any pizza crust you'd like. You can make your own or buy one at your favorite grocery store. We also recommend you invest in a baking steel for the best possible results. Pizza steels get extremely hot and help get your pizza closer to the restaurant taste.
- Start by preheating your oven to its highest temperature, which is usually 500 -550 degrees. Place your baking steel in the oven and let it heat up for about an hour.
- On parchment paper, drizzle a small amount of olive oil and then stretch out your dough.
- We recommend par-baking your crusts for those pizzas with a lot of "stuff" on them. This helps retain the crispiness of the crust. Par-bake for 3-5 minutes or until lightly golden.
- When baking, move your pizza crust onto your baking steel ON the parchment paper. You don't have to worry about the parchment burning. It is meant to be used in the oven.