To do this for real, you've got to bake the pizza
on hot bricks or a Pizza Stone -
Specially made pizza baking stones are available in many kitchens stores.
Try to get one 12" or larger, depending on the size of your oven. Place stone
on the bottom shelf and preheat for at least 20 min. Slide the pizza directly
onto the stone from a prepared (a little flour and cornmeal) wooden peel. This technique
does take a bit of practice. Try it first with a pizza that is lightly topped. Insert the peel into the oven
right above the surface of the stone, almost to the back of the oven. Use a slight jiggle from
side to side to loosen the pizza, then pull the peel back with a quick motion.
Another alternative is to bake on bricks. Get 8 unglazed red quarry tiles and place
them on a large (16 x 16) cookie sheet. (You can buy this as a kit from gourmet
shops for about $40, but the tiles will cost $10 at a building supply store.)
Place the sheet with tiles on the bottom shelf and preheat for at least 20
If you must use a pizza pan, get one of the perforated kind so the crust
will be crisp.