6 Easy Steps to the Best Pizza You’ve Ever Tasted
From greasy takeaway, to convenient frozen – pizzas are the best. How do you get better than the best?
Freshly made pizzas from a Wood Fired Pizza Oven.
The smokiness of the wood, to the crispiness of the dough and flavour of the toppings – I’m salivating just thinking about it!
While it sounds amazing, it also sounds like a lot of work, am I right?
I’m here today to tell you: making fresh pizzas in a Wood Fired Pizza Oven is not as difficult or as time-consuming as you think.
We stock a range of different Wood Fired Pizza Ovens, so we know a thing or two about them. That’s why we’ve broken it down for you today, to show you just what you need to do to create pizza masterpieces in a Wood Fired Pizza Oven every time!
#1: The dough
I guarantee you; this is the longest step you need to take – so its good that we get it out of the way first right?
You can obviously cut corners and buy pre-made pizza dough from the supermarket, but if you want to have the true Italian pizza experience, you can have your own dough risen and ready to use in about 90 minutes.
We make our dough using a tried and tested recipe that everyone loves – and now we’re sharing it with you on our dedicated Pizza Oven website!
#2: Lighting the fire
All you need is a bit of kindling and your favourite wood logs –trust me, you will have a favourite!
We’ve broken down the lighting process into 4 easy steps:
1. Make a kindling pile and light it.
This doesn’t have to be huge, just enough to make a handful. Light a match and place inside the pile of kindling.
2. Place 5 logs around the lit kindling
Arrange the logs by placing one to the left, one to the right and another over the top of the kindling. The last two logs are stacked at the front of the pile, one above the other.
3. Move the fire over to the side
This gives you space to cook your pizzas in the chamber. No need to worry about fighting fire, just use a poker from our pizza oven accessory set to easily move all the wood over!
4. Wait for it to get up to 500°C
While this may sound like it will take ages, it really doesn’t!
It should take around 20 minutes to get up to temperature – you can easily check this with a laser thermometer to take the guesswork out of it.
#3 – Creating your pizzas
The dough has risen, and the oven is hot. You’re ready to create your pizza masterpieces!
Obviously, you need a good tomato sauce base to layer your toppings on.
Just like your dough, you could buy a ready-made supermarket sauce; but if you want to go 100% fresh, we’ve got the perfect sauce recipe for you.
#4 – Add your toppings
Here’s where your inner artist comes out – it’s your time to shine!
Bacon, sweetcorn, chilli, anchovies, chicken… If you can imagine it, you can probably put it on a pizza.
#5 – Cook in the oven
Using the peel from our pizza oven accessory pack, just place your pizza in the cooking chamber and take it out after about 60 seconds for pizza perfection – we’re talking crispy bases and bubbling, stringy cheese!
#6 – Repeat again… and again
Once you’ve tried an authentic, freshly cooked pizza from a wood fired pizza oven, you’ll never go back to a frozen pizza.
Pro Tip: If you make your dough in batches and let it rise fully, it can then be frozen for up to 3 months. Just remember to get it out to thaw the night before so its fully defrosted when you’re ready to use it.
If you pre-make your dough, you can be enjoying freshly cooked pizza within half an hour of firing up your pizza oven – so you can enjoy it any day of the week, not just weekends!
Take your wood fired oven to the next level
Pizzas are amazing, but they’re not the only meal you can make in your oven. Our staff regularly enjoy jacket potatoes out of our wood fired oven for lunch!
There are endless sources of recipes on the internet for cooking in a wood fired oven. Check out our archive for our favourite recipes for you to try in your own wood fired oven
Still not convinced?
We get it, sometimes you need to experience it for yourself. That’s why we regularly fire up our Wood Fired Pizza Oven at Award Leisure Warwickshire to give our complimentary pizza and prosecco to customers to enjoy while visiting.
Now is the best time to dive into the world of Wood Fired Pizza Ovens with our fantastic new offer – find your perfect pizza oven with 15% off AND get half price accessories when you buy online!