PIZZA IN 90 SECONDS!
Yesterday I made a pizza in the Ooni Koda Gas-fired Pizza Oven. The weather wasn't great but the sun popped out for the cook. I'd been using the Ooni Pro for the last two weeks as I'd missed cooking with logs but I'd also missed using the Koda. I made a nice meatball pizza with seasoning and it tasted really great.
The Koda managed to heat up quite quickly although I was hanging around for about 7 minutes waiting for the middle of the stone to get up to temperature. The stone had to be at least 420c. I pushed it into the pizza oven at 440c at the top of the logo.
And so it cooked very quickly! I think it may have been the fastest pizza cook I've made without realising it! It was only when comments started coming in that mentioned the time of the cook that I realised I'd made a cook in 90 seconds and so I changed the video title!
To be honest, the speed of the cook isn't something I'm fussed about as I'm not running a busy restaurant or anything like that. Also, the Ooni Koda seems to be a lot more efficient with the gas than the Ooni 3. When I used to lift the gas bottle back to its place after a cook with the Ooni 3, the bottle would feel lighter but with the Ooni Koda it doesn't so I feel the gas burner on the Koda seems to be more efficient.
So this was a really good cook, I enjoyed the fast cook, not sure if I can replicate that ever again! But the base cooked really well too. It didn't burn on the top rim and it also produced a lovely golden colour on the base.
WOOD-FIRED SMOKED SAUSAGE PIZZA COOKED USING THE OONI PRO PIZZA OVEN
Back to the Ooni Pro to cook this lovely sausage pizza! Wood is so fun to cook with and as easy as gas. I think there may be a misconception that gas is easier to cook with and I can understand why. With a gas oven, the flame is constant and consistent and it never burns out but that doesn't mean cooking with logs is harder. It's just a teeny bit more effort to light a fire with a log but once that log is alight, the cook is as constant and consistent as a gas flame.
It's lovely cooking outdoors even when the weather is cold and miserable. The heat from the oven quickly warms you up!
Next week I'll upload a video on how I make the pizza dough. I don't do much work when I make dough as I use a breadmaker but I do go over the recipe and the process for proofing that I use.
See you next week!