Bring a slice of the Italian life to the campsite with this handy guide to pizza stones and cooking the perfect pizza on your Cadac BBQ.
Cadac barbecues are known for their modular system, making outdoor cooking even more creative. Did you know that you can also bake delicious, crispy pizzas on your barbecue?
Most supermarkets sell fresh pizzas, but it’s so much more fun to create your own! Short on time? Not to worry, there are so many options for ready-made bases that you can simply top with your favourite ingredients.
Secrets to a perfect pizza
Cadac Pizza Stones are made from durable cordierite and are suitable for all gas barbecues, as well as gas and electric ovens. The stones absorb the heat and retains it, so when you place the pizza on the stone, it will extract the moisture from the dough, giving you that crisp stone baked base we all know and love.
More info | CADAC Pans & Pizza stones
For a crisp base that the Italians would be proud of, follow the below tips when using your pizza stone on the BBQ.
Place the pizza stone on a cold BBQ – if you place a cold stone on a hot barbecue the stone can break due to the rapid temperature change. Gradually pre-heat on a medium-low temperature – you don’t want to cook the base before the toppings!
The correct way to use your pizza stone is by placing it on the pot stand – This keeps it away from the direct flame.
Pizzas only require a few ingredients – The classic Neapolitan pizza is simply topped with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil. You’re the chef, so experiment with different flavours, but avoid raw ingredients that take a lot of cooking or you’ll end up with a burnt base.
Timing is key – consider the thickness of your pizza, the temperature outside and the ingredients that you use. Therefore, keep an eye on it and keep the heat low to avoid the base cooking quicker than the topping.
Maintenance & Cleaning
Pizza stones are very porous, so never immerse them in water; the stone will then absorb the water and can easily break with the next use. For the same reasons don’t use detergent to clean the stone…unless you like the taste of soap!
Cleaning your pizza stone is actually really simple; just wipe the stone after use with a (damp) cloth. You can scrape stubborn residue with a metal dough scraper or spatula. It is perfectly normal for a pizza stone to darken and stain over time, this is the natural seasoning process.
BBQ Which pizza stone fits my BBQ?
There is a pizza stone to fit most Cadac BBQs, so long as there is a dome lid/
Pizza Stone 25cm | Fits the Safari Chef 30 range
Pizza Stone Pro 30 | Fits the Safari Chef 30 range
Pizza Stone 33cm | Fits the Citi Chef 40, Citi Chef 40 FS, Grillo Chef 40 and E Braai ranges
Pizza Stone Pro 40 | Fits the Citi Chef 40, Citi Chef 40 FS, Grillo Chef 40 and E Braai ranges
Pizza Stone 42cm | Fits the Carri Chef 50 and Citi Chef 50 ranges
Pizza Stone Pro 50 | Fits the Carri Chef 50 and Citi Chef 50 ranges
Meridian | Pizza Stone | only fits the CADAC Meridian barbecues