Okay, here's the truth. I'm a cheapskate. The only reason I ever buy expensive stuff ( my griddler comes to mind) is if I believe it will actually be cheaper in the long run, last forever and save me money and energy by requiring less maintenance.
So I will buy an pricey food processor. But, a fifty-buck baking stone? Stones should be cheap. And last forever. And make a mean pizza.
If I find a stone like that, I'll marry it.
Everyone from Julia Child to Alton Brown to Isa Chandra Moskowitz swear by them. I don't know about Ms. Child, but Isa?
This had to work.
We bought a box full of 6 by 6 unglazed quarry tiles at Home Depot for 11 bucks.
Voila! Absolutely the crispiest crust Ever.
P.s. I just realized I'm slowly becoming a vegan (rather than plain ol vegetarian) because the damn recipes are so good!!
Devious, I tell you.