Wood Fired Pizza: Family Fun



School holidays are the perfect time to spend quality time with your kids and create fun memories. One of the best ways to do this is by making wood-fired oven pizza together! Not only is it a delicious and satisfying activity, but it's also an opportunity to teach your kids valuable skills and spend time together as a family. In this blog post, we'll guide you through everything you need to know to make wood-fired oven pizza with your kids, from getting started to enjoying your delicious creation.


Getting Ready to Make Pizza

Before you start making your pizza, it's important to gather all of the necessary ingredients. Here's what you'll need:

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  • Yeast
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Tomato sauce
  • Cheese
  • Toppings of your choice





Once you have all of your ingredients, it's time to prepare the pizza dough. You can make the dough from scratch using a recipe or purchase pre-made dough from your local grocery store. Set up your wood-fired oven according to the manufacturer's instructions and let it heat up, this should take about 30 minutes.


Building the Perfect Pizza

The beauty of making pizza is that you can customise it to your liking. When making pizza with your kids, encourage them to be creative with their toppings and have fun with the process. Here are a few tips for building the perfect pizza:

  • Make sure your pizza crust is thin and even.
  • Don't overload your pizza with too many toppings - less is often more!
  • Use fresh, high-quality ingredients for the best flavour.




When cooking your pizza in the wood-fired oven, make sure the temperature is hot (we recommend 400°C to 450°C) enough to cook the crust quickly and evenly. This will ensure that your pizza is cooked to perfection.









Making Pizza with Your Kids

One of the best things about making pizza with your kids is that it's an opportunity to teach them valuable skills in the kitchen. Younger children can help with tasks such as measuring ingredients, kneading the dough, and placing toppings on the pizza. Older kids can help with more complex tasks, such as shaping the dough and cooking the pizza in the wood-fired oven. Please note - the temperature of a wood fired pizza oven is extreme and proper handling of equipment is essential. We never recommend young children loading or spinning the pizzas. 


In addition to teaching your kids valuable skills, cooking together as a family is a great way to bond and create memories. To keep your kids engaged and entertained during the pizza-making process, try playing music, telling stories, or making a game out of who can build the most creative pizza.











Eating Your Delicious Pizza

Once your pizza is cooked to perfection, it's time to enjoy it! Slice it into pieces and serve it on plates. To make the experience even more fun, try having a pizza picnic or hosting a family pizza night. You could even make a pizza-themed movie night and watch classic pizza-related films like "Ratatouille" or "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".





Making wood-fired oven pizza with your kids is a fun and delicious activity that everyone in the family can enjoy. Not only is it an opportunity to create memories together, but it's also a chance to teach your kids valuable skills in the kitchen. So why not bring the pizzeria home this school holiday and make some delicious pizza with your kids? We hope this guide has inspired you to give it a try!

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by: Michael Wilkie