How to Cook Calzone without Burning it in the Ooni Koda 16

How to Cook Calzone without Burning it in the Ooni Koda 16

DO THIS to Cook CALZONE without BURNING | GAS FIRED PIZZA OVEN! | Ooni Koda 16 Beginners Guide!

Hi and welcome to our learning-to-cook pizza journey! Today, we cook a Calzone in the Ooni Koda 16 and we show how you can help to avoid your Calzone from burning in the heat of the oven. This is a real-time cook.

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I’ve burnt many a pizza over the years but never set anything alight in the oven til now.  Luckily I’d made enough dough for a second attempt and this was my first.

I hadn’t cooked a calzone in the Koda 16 since 2021 and admit I was a bit rusty on the cooking skills for this, however, I wasn’t expecting this to happen!

I had the flames on full on the dial as that’s how I cook my pizza, but it wasn’t the flames that caught the top of the calzone, it was the invisible heat.

So I tried again and this time I was going to cook it differently

I used slightly fewer fillings to lower the calzone height in the oven and for the fillings to cook quickly.  I also turned the flames down to low, as low as it could go. 

The dough I’m using is the same recipe I use for my pizza in high-heat ovens, with no sugar, and no oil.  So no changes there.  This is my second attempt.

The key points from this cook I’ll remember for next time are to cook on the lowest flame and don’t fill it too deep, use fast-cook fillings like buffalo or grated mozzarella.

 

 

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Finally, to always have a steel pizza peel at the ready to protect the top of the calzone, because even though I cooked this second attempt on a low flame, away from low flame, it still flamed up at the top from the invisible heat inside the oven and would have ended up like my first one.

And that’s it!

Enjoy!

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