Once you fire up your wood-burning oven you might as well use the “left-over” heat lingering for hours after you baked your pizza. And then you might just want to slide something easy (but yummy) in the wood fired oven, without having to think or do too much.
Use your wood fired oven to impress your friends with this easy-to-make recipe.
During a visit to a beautiful old church in southern Sweden I spotted a set of pizza oven wood peels in a corner only to be told that "no, those are for collecting donations". Too bad, they would have made gorgeous pizza oven peels.
I will be turning over a new leaf, I mean... a new loaf, this year. I bought the popular book "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" by Hertzberg and Francois because I wanted to try their method in two of my pizza ovens.
For Thanksgiving this year I thought of offering small pumpkin pizzas as appetizers to start off the meal. I did a test run in the wood fired oven and I loved the results, I hope you and your guests will too.
Once you master the basics of pizza making you will most likely start the quest for the perfect flour. It's just the way it is. New vistas open up beyond the realm of King Arthur's Flour... and the chef in you heeds the call for new culinary adventures.
It can be a bit confusing at first to figure out how to properly insulate your pizza oven. It makes good sense to check out the options, particularly if you live in a cold climate, so that your oven will be very energy efficient and keep the heat in for a long cooking cycle.
Pizza oven projects are so varied, but there's the common thread of passion and in this story that Mike shared with us you will notice a great deal of creativity as well.
I remember well the first time I had wood fired pizza. I was 7 years old and my family had recently moved to the island of Capri and been blessed with an existing pizza oven to cook in.
I am not known to follow recipe books, perhaps because I like experimenting, following instead the trail of something I tasted long ago in Italy or inspired by a great meal at a restaurant or someone's house. So the fact that I have now fallen in love with a recipe book comes as a total surprise to me... but there it is.