Going to make my first homemade pizza tonight, but I do not have a pizza stone. Would a large (9" x 16" x 1/2") cast iron griddle work in place of a pizza stone? The griddle is super black and well seasoned. I also have a new oven, that will be broken in tonight.
I have some dough from a local pizza joint, and all the ingredients for a pepperoni pizza. Any help/advice would be great. Thanks in advance.
It should work just fine. Preheat your oven, with the griddle inside, for at least an hour. Build your pizza on a peel that has been sprinkled with some cornmeal so that it slides off. If you don't have a peel, use the back of a sheet pan and some parchment paper underneath. Then slide the pizza and parchment onto your griddle.
If you have a new oven, you may need to go through a preheat/burn-off without food first...check your manual.