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A baking stone is a flat cooking surface used in baking. They may be made of ceramic, stone, or more recently, salt. Food is put on the baking stone, which is then placed in the oven, though sometimes the stone is heated first. Baking stones are used much like cookie sheets, but may absorb additional moisture for crispier food. Due to the thermal properties of the stone used, food is less likely to burn when using a baking stone than when using a cookie sheet.
When used for cooking pizza, a (usually rounded) baking stone is called a pizza stone.
Baking stones are a variation on hot stone cooking which is one of the oldest cooking techniques known.
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