My family loves pizza night. We gather together for movies and homemade pizza almost every weekend. It’s a casual dinner that every person in my family enjoys. To prepare for pizza night I make homemade dough using yeast. I let it rise in the afternoon and then I roll it out for dinner. I then layer on the marinara sauce, cheese, and toppings. The kitchen tool that is going to take my homemade pizza making to the next level is Baker Boutique’s silicone baking mats.
Silicone baking mats simplify the process of preparing homemade pizza. When making homemade pizza I make the dough, roll it out, and then carefully move it onto a cookie sheet. Once I start using a silicone baking mat I’ll be able to roll out the dough directly onto the mat and then simply slide the oven tray or cookie sheet underneath without having to make an awkward transfer. There have been many times where I’ve torn the dough as I’ve tried to move it onto the cookie sheet.
Other methods including parchment paper and greasing the cookie sheet or oven tray. Parchment paper is a continual expense while a silicone mat can be used up to 3,000 times. Another difficult part about greasing cookie sheets is that it can lead to uneven cooking. If any parts of the pan are not properly greased the crust ends up sticking and sometimes burning. Greasing the oven tray is also not as healthy as using a silicone baking mat, where you can skip this step entirely. Using silicone mats will save my family money in the long run because I will be able to reduce the amount of parchment paper and baking sprays that we buy with our groceries.
Silicone baking mats are a reliable tool that can handle the extreme temperatures associated with baking. I usually cook my pizza around 425°F. I have also prepared my pizzas ahead of time and placed them in the freezer. Silicone mats can withstand temperatures from -40°F to 480°F which means I can feel confident that a silicone baking mat will stand up to extreme temperatures.
Silicone baking mats are a kitchen essential. I look forward to using a tool that will streamline the entire process. When I buy a silicone baking mat I’ll be sure to use Baking Boutique’s baking mats, because they are an innovative brand that is committed to creating quality products.