Thursday, 21 May 2015

How to cook "wood-fired" pizza at home using your every day oven

 I don't know about you, but I LOVE pizza. It's not the cheese or the toppings that gets me hooked. I love the combination of them with a great pizza base. Without a good pizza base, the pizza is really average (let's be honest).

Wood-fired pizzas is one of my favourite things to eat out. It's that crusty, thin but soft base that gets me every time.

Well, guess what? I have finally worked out a way to get this wood-fired type of base at home, using my everyday, run-of-the-mill, oven! 

Tandoori pizza

5 simple steps to make a "wood-fired" pizza at home

Step 1: Pre-heat your oven to 180 C / 350 F and place your empty pizza tray in the oven to heat up.

Step 2: Roll out a large rectangle of non-stick baking paper, big enough for your pizza with at least a 3 cm hang on each long side. Roll out your pizza dough onto the baking paper, creating a thin base.

Step 3: Top the base with your pizza sauce, sprinkle a little cheese on the bottom followed by your toppings. The secret here is DON'T GO OVERBOARD! The less you put on of each topping the better. Then top with a little more cheese.  

Step 4: Remove your pizza tray from the oven. Carefully lift your pizza base using the over-hang of the baking paper onto the tray. Bake in the oven for 10 mins, until your cheese is melted but not yet brown.

Step 5: Pull out the pizza and remove the baking paper, sliding the pizza straight onto the pizza tray. Cook for a further 10 mins until the cheese is golden and the edges of your pizza has some colour.


Steph xo

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