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.
I've created a Pizza for Beginners YouTube playlist that gives some great tips to help your learning to cook pizza journey! Enjoy your Pizza Cooking!
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 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
I used the pizza dough option on my bread-maker
I think the Molino Grassi flour dough cooks really well under a gas flame and provides a great crust. The stone was hot - about 460c in the middle - maybe I should have left it cool slightly down to 440c. The base turned out well but I had to lift it off the stone a bit during the cook.
USING A NEW PIZZA TOOL!!
I had to get one of these tools. I'd seen it on Amazon and wanted to give it a go with the dough. I know that when I started making pizza I would have benefited from using this Mini-roller tool for times when things weren't going to plan.
My dough has improved since and I will continue hand-stretching with no tools. However, back then when my dough wasn't so good I would have found this tool handy to save the day!
If you are a beginner pizza maker this tool may be useful at times but learning to stretch pizza dough by hand is definitely a better way to make great pizza!
The dough recipe for this Pizza:
- 500g Blue Caputo Flour 00
- 9g dissolved table salt
- 0.2 g dissolved dry yeast
- 300g water (150g for the yeast, 150g for the salt)
Used the pizza dough option on the bread-maker machine.
- 24 hour room temperature proof
The tomatoes and ham were so tasty on this cook. The ham cooked wonderfully in the oven because the flames had given it a crispy edge. The dough cooked really well giving the pizza a delicious crispy, bubbly crust. The base of the pizza wasn't that great - it could have been better!
The temperature of the stone when the pizza went in was 440c in the middle which is normally good to go, but I think I should have let that increase to 450 to 460c.
The flame was very fierce at the back and yet the stone temperature right at the door was about 400c. I kept the pizza away from the strong flames at the back but the base wasn't getting the 440c heat it needed.
If the flame at the back had been less fierce I would've moved the pizza up further into the oven and the base would have cooked just fine.
And that leads me on to one of the things I really love about the Ooni Pro Pizza Oven - and that is the size of the oven.
You are able to move your pizza around to suit the flame cook - bring it forward - move it back. This helps so much when you cook with real flames and gives you more control.
See you soon!