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New Forno Bravo Forum Feature

Forno Bravo Forum Community,

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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  • First Pizza!

    Finished our oven this week and these are the first, official pizzas we cooked last night although I did cook some dough during one of the curing fires. We made some pizza sauce from canned tomatoes and it turned out really nice- since the tomatoes from the can had so much juice, what was going to be paste didn't cook down as far as we expected but ended up a perfect taste and consistency to use as a sauce.

    First pie is a meat combo, burger, canadian bacon, and pepperoni with cheese.

    Here I am trying to move a pizza.

    This is the second pizza (both cooked at the same time), olives, fresh mozzerella, and just a bit of pepperoni.

    We made a smaller third pizza but destroyed it on the way in to the oven. I think the dough had set too long and not enough rice flour on the peel- I ate a bit of it while cleaning up and nothing was left on the floor of the oven this morning after the fire tied down.

    We're looking forward to trying some other variations and some vegetables!

  • #2
    Re: First Pizza!

    Congrats! Tip for the sauce - drain all the liquid from the tomatoes - then add your spices and mash it up. It will be the right consistency w/o the liquid. I use a hand blender on my sauce, but I know many prefer a less smooth consistency and break them down with their hands.
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    • #3
      Re: First Pizza!

      Thanks for the tip, realized later we should have drained the extra juice. I love the taste of tomatoes but don't like the texture of chunks or whole pieces. Used the hand blender to make the liquid really smooth.