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Bake pizza on your braai

How do you prepare a pizza on your braai? Which CADAC pizza stones are available? How do you use a pizza stone on the braai? Read all about it in this blog.

Bake a pizza on your braai

CADAC braais are known for their modular system, which means you can prepare more than just meat on your CADAC braai. Did you know that you can also bake delicious, crispy pizzas on your braai?

Pizzas can be made on almost all of our CADAC braais! The only requirement is that you have a braai with a dome.

Most supermarkets sell fresh pizzas, but it is even more fun to create your own pizza. If you do not have that much time, then cheat a bit and buy a ready-made base and top it with your favourite ingredients. Of course tomato sauce and a lot of cheese are essential on your pizza!

Why a pizza stone?

You can place the pizza directly on the braai grid, but pizzas become even tastier and crispier using a real pizza stone. The pizza stones from CADAC are made from durable cordierite and are suitable for all gas braais, but also for gas and electric ovens. The stone absorbs the heat well and retains it. When you place the pizza on the stone, it will extract the moisture from the dough, giving you that tasty, crispy base you love.

How to use the pizza stone?

Place the pizza stone on the braai during preheating; if you place a cold stone on a hot braai, the stone can break due to the rapid temperature change. You can place the pizza stone on the pot stand of the braai; please note that the stone cannot come into direct contact with flames. Gradually preheat at a low temperature. If the baking of your pizza goes too fast, you can also use the stone on top of the braai grid. Less heat comes up then, which makes pizza baking a bit slower. Pay attention that the stone does not slide over the grid. This may cause damage to the coating.

It can be a bit difficult to find the best way to prepare your pizza especially if you don’t have a luxury outdoor kitchen, but that is also the charm of cooking at outside or at the campsite. The baking time depends on many different circumstances. Consider the thickness of your pizza, the temperature outside and the ingredients that you use. Therefore, check the pizza from time to time.

Maintenance & Cleaning 

Pizza stones are very porous. They should therefore not become too moist. Never immerse them in water; the stone will then absorb the water and can easily break with the next use.

Cleaning is actually very simple; you wipe the stone after use with a (wet/damp) cloth. You can scrape stubborn residues with a metal dough scraper or spatula. Never use detergent to clean the stone! The stone will absorb the taste of soap and you will be able to taste it the next time you use it.

It is perfectly normal for a pizza stone to darken and stain over time.

8 tips on how to use the CADAC pizza stone 

  • Use the pizza stone in combination with the pot stand & dome of the braai.
  • Sprinkle some flour over the stone to prevent the bottom from sticking.
  • Do not place frozen pizza on the stone.
  • The baking time depends on all kinds of circumstances such as the thickness of the dough, selected ingredients, weather conditions, etc. Check the pizza from time to time.
  • If the baking process is too fast, turn the braai off and let the pizza cook with the lid on the braai.
  • The stone may also be placed on the braai grid; the baking process then takes a little longer. Please note: the grid can be damaged if the stone moves.
  • Never immerse the stone in water, but wipe it clean with a (wet) cloth.
  • Do not use detergent!

CADAC pizza stone sizes

CADAC Pizza stones are available in different sizes:

Pizza Stone 25cm | ideal on the Safari Chef

Pizza Stone 33cm | perfect fit for the Citi Chef 40 and Grillo Chef

Pizza Stone 36cm | specially developed for the Citi Chef 50 and the Carri Chef

Pizza Stone 42cm | fits all patio barbecues and electric ovens

Meridian | Pizza Stone | only fits the CADAC Meridian barbecues

Entertainer | Pizza Stone | only fits the CADAC Entertainer barbecues

Recipe | Pizza with feta and pumpkin

Now that you know how to prepare a pizza on your CADAC braai, it is time to actually braai!

This pizza is wonderfully tasty thanks to the spicy feta cheese and the sweetness of pumpkin. Pumpkin is not always available in the supermarket in the spring, but you can store pumpkin cubes in the freezer. View the full pizza recipe on our recipe page.