Cooking a 15 inch Pizza in the Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven

Cooking a 15 inch Pizza in the Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven

Cooking a 15 inch Pizza in the Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven

Oh my! You asked me to make a 15″ pizza in the Ooni Koda 16″ and here it is!

This video shows how I made a 15″ pizza in the Ooni Koda 16 which takes pizza sizes up to 16″.

If you’ve bought or are thinking of buying a large pizza oven that makes pizza up to 16″  – then there is the challenge of making and launching that pizza into it!

I’m very happy cooking pizza up to 12″, as my pizza bases tend to average between 9″ to 11″ max.  There is a reason for this!

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THE CHALLENGE IS TO MAKE A LARGE PIZZA BASE

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THE HANDY TOOL – THE ROLLING PIN

I find stretching pizza bases a challenge at the best of times and so making a large one really does push those skills to the limit.

I’m not going to hold back here.  I am not great at stretching pizza to 16″ and so instead of struggling and wasting pizza dough, I gave the rolling pin a go!

I used it to stretch out this pizza base to 15″ and I was very impressed by the way it didn’t damage the bubbles.  The crust cooked with some pretty nice bubbling and so did the base.

A rolling pin gave me the ability to create a half-decent thin crust pizza with leoparding and that’s a win.  It also helps to stretch it to the size you want, with a lower chance of creating those pesky dough holes.

I’ve always been a fan of using rolling pins to stretch out pizza dough.  Handled well, you can use them to maximum effectiveness.

The small mini roller is very useful for crusty pizza – you just roll out the centre of the pizza and leave the edges.

I’ve never used this larger rolling pin on a pizza base because I assumed it would obliterate all my bubbles.   It didn’t, so going forward I will be using it a lot more!

It has given me the confidence to create a large pizza base and I wouldn’t have made the pizza in the video above without it.

I will also continue to persevere with my stretching skills  – keep honing and developing my dough and maybe one day I can ditch the pin!

Apparently, wine bottles are a good option for rolling dough out too.

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cooking 15 - 16" pizza HAS ITS CHallenges

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use a rolling pin if you are struggling with your dough

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