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kkwall36 05-28-2011 06:02 AM

First pizza night.
 
Hi,
Had the neighbours over to try out the pizza oven for the first time.
It was amazing, better than I could have hoped.
Pizza dough I made was perfect and the pizzas made were fantastic.
Oven performed better than expected.
Next up is bread, waiting till morning to give it a try, couple of baguettes made and ready to bake.
WFO's are amazing!!!!!!!

Lburou 05-28-2011 08:31 AM

You must be dreaming ;)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kkwall36 (Post 113877)
Hi,
Had the neighbours over to try out the pizza oven for the first time.
It was amazing, better than I could have hoped.
Pizza dough I made was perfect and the pizzas made were fantastic.
Oven performed better than expected.
Next up is bread, waiting till morning to give it a try, couple of baguettes made and ready to bake.
WFO's are amazing!!!!!!!

You must be dreaming if everything went so perfectly. Congratulations on the first step toward your WFO Nirvana :)

I'm sure dreaming that my first pizza party will go half as well.....

kkwall36 05-28-2011 01:50 PM

Re: First pizza night.
 
I must confess that my first pizza cooked was a little burned and under cooked in the middle, but I quickly moved the pizza nearer the door and it was all good......

We only cooked small 6" pizzas, as we wanted to try lots of flavours and topping combinations.

Kids had a ball making up their own recipes and watching them cook in the oven.

Cooked bread this morning and it wasn't as big a success.

Oven isn't hot enough. Need a better insulated door, and I need to complete the sides and roof and back fill with vermiculite for added insulation.

lwood 05-28-2011 03:48 PM

Re: First pizza night.
 
Bread is more difficult Kenny, there is a lot more to it than pizza. Practice, practice, practice, I'm sure you will get better at it.

lwood 05-28-2011 11:14 PM

Re: First pizza night.
 
You can still bake bread, just get your oven to pizza temp, cook pizza, allow to cool to 500F and bake bread.

brickie in oz 05-28-2011 11:33 PM

Re: First pizza night.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kkwall36 (Post 113885)

Kids had a ball making up their own recipes and watching them cook in the oven.

The kids always seem to enjoy it, we had some kids a while ago that were making pizza shaped bickie pizzas, so funny.

If you have any dough left over after cooking get the kids to throw it up in the air pizza style, its well worth the laughs. :D

kkwall36 05-29-2011 03:47 PM

Re: First pizza night.
 
Cheers Everyone.
Had another fire up of the oven yesterday.
It didn't take long to heat up as it was still warm from the day before.
We did thin and crispy pizza this time, my preference!
Again, very tasty. Need a smaller peel to turn them, but otherwise all good.

Will try bread again lwood, will take your advise and wait till it hits the 500f mark before baking.

Brickie,,,,the kids are loving it.... they are making all manner of pizzas and topping combinations. Good idea with the dough....will give it a try and see how they go....

lwood 05-30-2011 08:28 PM

Re: First pizza night.
 
"Need a smaller peel to turn them, but otherwise all good." Kenny, you might try an 8" round peel to move around your pizza while in the oven. Much easier to manipulate the pie around the oven. I only use a square peel to deliver into the oven. after that I use the round peel.

kkwall36 05-30-2011 11:45 PM

Re: First pizza night.
 
Cheers lwood,
I ordered another peel thinking it was smaller....without paying attention to the size.
It has arrived and is a 12" .....300mm round peel. Same width as my other square one....although round!!!!

I may need to get the snips out and cut it down. I'll take my time and grind of the edge afterwards, it should be okay!
8" sounds about right.
Thanks.

WoodchuckDad 06-15-2011 07:04 PM

Re: First pizza night.
 
Congrats on the awesome pizza night. Don't let the bread scare you. each time you go at it you get better. Yesterday I made pizza twice. My wife had her friends over for lunch and I shoveled pies for her, Then a couple hours later, I put my bread in, and it came out great, then I fired up the oven again for evening pizza with grandpa.
Now,, I'm pretty jazzed about the bread turning out right, but I also have my share of failures. Last weekend I tried to bake the bread in the transition opening while the fire was going. Burned both sides of the loaf. Patience ....patience.


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