REVIEWING OUR FIRST COOK WITH THE OONI KODA PIZZA OVEN

I made the decision to buy the Ooni Koda Pizza Oven this week and couldn't wait to get it straight out of its box and give it a try.  The gas pipe was already attached to the oven.  It's really quick to set up.  You just pull the three legs down and place the stone inside the oven.  Attach it to the gas - turn the ignition knob that actually works and it's ready.  The Ooni 3 Pizza Oven gas burner has an ignition knob that's only worked a few times for me and I've ended up using a match…

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MAKING AND BAKING CIABATTA BREAD IN A WOOD FIRED OVEN PLUS COOKING A RED PEPPER PIZZA!

MAKING AND BAKING CIABATTA BREAD I had a bit of a mini break last week because the weather was so fantastic - completely last minute idea but I'm back now and it's all go again! I used the same dough from the ciabatta roll cook.  So let me explain what happened during the first cook. I'd cooked this loaf just after I'd finished cooking the ciabatta rolls.  I added a few more pieces of lump wood just to keep the oven at a higher temperature for the cook.  The Ooni Pro isn't that insulated so the inside temperature lowers quickly…

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SAME DAY PIZZA DOUGH AND MAKING A TUNA PIZZA

SAME DAY PIZZA DOUGH - USING OONI 3 GAS-FIRED PIZZA OVEN WITH MOLINO GRASSI This week I cooked another same day dough pizza but this time using the Ooni 3 gas-fired pizza oven.  I wanted to show how differently the dough cooks compared to pizza dough that's had either a room proof, a cold proof or both.  With fresh dough I made just 4 hours earlier I found that: it's harder to stretch.   it's a lot easier to create holes in your dough.   it sticks more than normal to the work surface when you stretch it. it doesn't…

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CHORIZO AND PEPPERONI PIZZA

I'd like to start off this week with the words Article 13.  This was passed by the EU Parliament and will now be implemented across Europe and the UK within the next 2 years.  It is where information, music, pictures and videos will need to be checked and monitored for copyright before they are shared.  I'm worried about it because it has unintended consequences for creators who produce original content.  Those who passed this Article - now called Article 17 claimed it would not impact on but help small original creators.  Let's see how they think this Article can be…

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Yellow Topped Pizza and Using a New Pizza Tool!

I fancied making a pizza with just one colour and for this week it was yellow.  I used some small yellow tomatoes with a sliced up yellow bell pepper.  The pepper was fried beforehand. So, this turned into a very fresh and tasty pizza that would be perfect for someone who loves yellow or just because it's a nice pizza to make.  The pizza was cooked using the Ooni 3 gas-fired pizza oven. The Dough Recipe for this pizza was: 500g Molino Grassi 00 Flour 9g dissolved table salt 3g yeast 6 hour room temp proof 5 day cold proof…

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CIABATTA BREAD-MAKING AND PIZZA MARINARA IN A WOOD-FIRED PIZZA OVEN

I fancied making ciabatta bread rolls this week.  Only because I'd never made them before and I had some bread flour that was nearing its use by date.  I've made bread in the wood-fired pizza oven before but not ciabatta. I found some standard wood-fired recipes off the internet.  The first thing I needed to make was "biga", the night before the bake.  It's the starter used to create those lovely big holes in the bread. That was the easy part.  It was just like making a small amount of dough and leaving it to room proof for 24 hours.…

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