Our Favorite Wood Fired Pizza Oven Recipes - More Than Just Pizza!
Who wouldn’t want to (responsibly) play with fire and eat pizza? Wood-fired pizza ovens offer a great ambience in your backyard cooking area as well as cooking fantastic, tasty food. The name is a little misleading though. Sure, pizza might be one of the best things you can cook in it, but it’s really a wood-fired oven. You can roast and bake in it too - all with the super-taste-power of a wood fire. Wood-fired potatoes? Yep. Wood-fired loaves of bread? Sure. Wood-fired cake? If you like. The point is you can pretty much cook anything you might put in your kitchen oven in your wood-fired oven and make it tastier because it’s cooked with real fire.
Here are some of our favourite wood-fired pizza oven recipes:
Of course, pizza in a wood-fired pizza oven is on top of the list. You can put whatever your favourite toppings are on your pizza - the main thing is that you make fresh pizza dough - it makes all the difference.
Here’s our recipe for fresh pizza dough.
- 525mL water, take (2/3 hot and 1/3 cold)
- 1 Tsp of Active Dry yeast
- 2 Tsp salt
- 2 Tblsp of brown sugar (if desired)
- 835g flour (all-purpose pastry blend)
Take flour, salt and yeast, mix slowly and pour in hot water and blend together. Once blended, place dough on a cutting board for kneading, placing a little flour on the board to prevent sticking. Now, slowly knead the dough. After the dough is firm, place it into a bowl and cover it with a clean cloth for about an hour. Once the hour is up, knead firmly and place it back in the bowl and let it sit for another hour. Divide dough into at least 7 portions. Roll the sections flat and then twirl, working your dough wider.
Roasted leg of lamb
If you enjoy roast lamb, making it in a wood-fired oven takes the flavour to the next level. Check out our recipe for wood-fired oven-roasted lamb here.
The crusty outer and soft centre of freshly cooked bread is reason enough to have a wood-fired oven in your backyard. Here is our recipe for making it.
Don’t already own a wood-fired oven?
The Flaming Coals Stainless Steel Wood Fired Pizza Oven gives you all of the above and more. Fast heat-up times mean you’ll be cooking whenever the mood strikes you, and the included cover, peel and brush ensure you have everything you need to get started in one affordable package.
We’re offering a $200 store credit when you buy yourself one of these before the end of March 2021. Grab a bargain and enjoy the smell, taste and lifestyle of wood-fired cooking in your own backyard!
by: Rhiannon Peterson