'the broiler method' on Serious Eats

Broiled No-Knead Pizza (No-Knead Pizza 102)

Because these pizzas are so thin, it's possible to overcome the limitations of a home oven and generate extreme heat long enough to bake the pie to blistery perfection. I find that the easiest and safest way to achieve this level of heat is Heston Blumenthal's broiler method. Blumenthal superheats a cast iron skillet, inverts it, places the pie on the underside of the skillet, and slides it under the broiler to cook the pizza with bidirectional heat. More

My Pie Monday: ESNY1077's Broiled Plain Pie

It's always nice to see Slice'rs overcome the restraints of a small kitchen or use a creative method to prepare pizza. ESNY1077 does both with this My Pie Monday submission: I am far from an expert on making pizza, but I've been messing around a bit in my dreadfully tiny NYC apartment kitchen. This pie is my first attempt to use the broiler method mentioned by foolishpoolish. For the dough, I used Peter Reinhart's Neapolitan recipe.I know nothing about baking or making bread so I have a tough time knowing whats right and whats wrong or when I need... More

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