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Old 02-09-2010, 02:42 AM
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OK here is the recipe for the Boere Boytjie (credits to Phat Barry Hilton in PE)...

Biltong, bacon, salami, ham, mushrooms, onion and mixed peppers.

My wife ordered one of these and they sprinkled grated biltong on top. Bit too much topping for a decent pizza I reckon....

There really isn't that much "boere" in it and I have done some experimenting to "boererise" it by adding boerewors for starters. I am currently working on a *secret* recipe to make a "Regter Boere Boytjie" ... more will be revealed shortly! I have a group of 10 people coming around for a pizza party on 20th and I will be unveiling the new monster then. I can however say that it has no wildebeest in it.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:01 AM
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That recipe sounds amazing hay.. typical barry hilton.

love the biltong sprinkle, will definitely try that .

i also figured out the perfect sauce to go on top b4 cooking. you mix all gold tomato sauce, mrs balls chutney, worcestor sauce, garlic, a little vinegar and crushed pepper corns and bring it to a slow boil. - true boere sauce. with an italian twist. throw that on ur mega monster and it should be a killer.

im gonna hafta try barrys pizza in a normal oven in the meantime.
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:03 AM
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Today I made the door and frame which I want to build into the stand. The door will not only keep the wood dry, but will also help to keep snakes out of the wood box. It is made from broken oak wine vat lids and treated with Silkwood (a high quality oil based wood preserver)
The slat with the handle is not screwed down in the normal way and can slide sideways. It is therefore also the bolt of the door.
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:30 PM
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Looks very nice...

Where did you source the vat wood from?

I used to spend quite a bit of time in Stellenbosch (company I worked for had its head office there). They just couldn't get rid of all the French oak barrels and you could buy them for R5.00 (75c US). I'm sure those days are long gone though.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:50 AM
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Especially up north they are available at nurseries and I'm sure if you shop around you can import one filled with wine for cheaper than what they charge for half barrels at the nurseries!
I got these from a guy who moved and left these behind for rubble removal. Have to say in his defence they must have been lying a while as they were split into slats already with the circle only in lying pattern. But being about 35mm thick, they look great after some planing. They are about 18mm now, but that's fine for my purpose :-)
Planer blades took a bit of a knock with the impurities, but in anticipation I replaced the usuals with old ones
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:34 AM
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I progressed a bit with the rest of the lapa/boma wall (wind enclosure with sides as per the pic) and laid the first stones to build in the wood store door.
As I hope you can see the oven will thus form part of the lapa wall.
Now for another frustrating 2 or 3 weeks of waiting before I can go on again :-(
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:03 AM
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Looking good boet - really nice African theme coming through there!!
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:41 AM
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tnx Rossco :-)
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:46 AM
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Hi there

Glad I stumbled upon this thread!

Currantly I'm in the UK, but am planning and researching to build my own WFO when I get back home in October.

The only propper WFO pizzas I have ever had was from Mimmo's. Maby I can get in there and get a look at their oven, since it belongs to my uncle...

Keep well!

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Old 03-03-2010, 11:37 AM
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Hi there

Hope all is well in SA!

I will be joining the 'WFO building club' as soon as I get back home from the UK in October.

Keep well!

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