The Wonders of Nonstick Spray on Pizza Dough
Besides spraying a sheet pan before roasting veggies (which is one of my favorite uses whether the veggies are tossed with oil or not) and spraying the vertical sides of a window frame to ease opening and closing, I use nonstick spray instead of extra flour to manipulate pizza dough. First I spray a large sheet of parchment or foil. Then mound the dough in the center. Sometimes I also spray my hands (depending on the dough’s stickiness). Then I push, pull, roll, and otherwise maneuver the dough into the desired size. Often, the dough will bounce back and need to rest, but it’s an easy way to stretch out a pizza crust. Then I top the dough. Slide a rimless sheet under the paper or foil, and place the pizza on hot tiles or stone to bake.