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Artichoke, Pesto, and Burrata Pizza with Lemony Arugula

Apr 29, 2021

Ever craved a vegetarian pizza, but wanted it to be flavorful and filling too? You are in luck. This combination from Half Baked Harvest checks all of the boxes! You can pair it with a whole wheat crust for a heartier taste or a 00 flour crust for a lighter texture. One of the specialty items in this recipe is burrata cheese. Burrata is a bit like mozzarella on the... Read More

Square pan pizza

Easy Sheet Pan Tomato Herb Pizza

Mar 31, 2021

Ready for a change from Neapolitan pizza?  Try a Sicilian(-ish) style pan pizza from Half Baked Harvest in your wood fired oven instead! Tieghan Gerard is the creator of this dish that she bakes in her Casa2G90 pizza oven. It can also be baked in a standard oven set to its hottest temperature. With a deeper square crust, a flavorful, roasted tomato sauce, 3 kinds of cheese, pepperoni, basil, and... Read More

Lobster and Asparagus on Pizza

Lobster and Asparagus Pizza

Dec 29, 2020

Hailing from the province of Ontario, Canada, Chief Psychologist and professor, Dr. Jon Mills, is a long-time fan of wood fired cooking. He submitted this recipe for our 2020 Recipe Contest and we think it looks and sounds amazing! Cooking new dishes always involves an element of risk, but they can also yield many happy surprises. This pizza is one of those winning flavor combinations. Notes from the Chef: “This... Read More

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Pizza Crust Stuffing

Nov 23, 2020

If you love pizza, and you love Thanksgiving, here is a fun way to combine the two! Mark and Jenny Bello of Pizza School NYC have concocted a delicious recipe that puts a new twist on a classic stuffing combination. By first baking pizza dough with onions for the bread element, you get a perfect flavor infusion built into the base of this stuffing mix that really takes it up... Read More

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Chicken and Pancetta Pizza

Sep 15, 2020

It’s easy to overthink – and over top – a wood fired pizza. Too much cheese, too many flavors, too much weight can all bog down the dough and reduce the crust’s oven spring, making it greasy or flat (or difficult to slide off the peel, resulting in a pizza disaster. Yikes!) This yummy pizza combination was contributed by guest chef and Forno Bravo oven owner, Gerry Speirs at Foodness... Read More

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Spicy and Smokey Sausage Pizza

Aug 27, 2020

Guest chef, Gerry Speirs of FoodnessGracious.com is the proud owner of a tiled Napolino wood fired oven. He loves coming up with interesting pizza topping combinations like this Spicy and Smokey Sausage Pizza. It uses two kinds of sausage for a blend of flavors that are a step up from a classic meat pizza. One key ingredient is Calabrese Sausage. It is a dry-smoked, pork sausage from the Southern Italian... Read More

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Pancetta and Doming

Jul 22, 2020

Two weeks ago, I posted information on wood and the flavor characteristics that the different woods can impart in the overall flavor of the pizza.  This week, as a follow-up, I wanted to talk a little about “doming” the pizza during the cooking process. To “dome” the pizza or “doming” is the practice of lifting the pizza off the hearth and holding it close to the dome for a short... Read More

Naan Bread

Feb 24, 2020

Naan Bread is a versatile form of flat bread that has its roots in India and the Middle East. It is also super easy to make in a wood fired oven! This recipe for Lavender and Fennel Pollen Naan Bread is a gourmet adaptation of the basic recipe and brought to us by Chef Ryan Kirby of Wisconsin. Chef Kirby has a passion for making dishes with local, fresh ingredients. You can... Read More

Stuffed mushroom

Sausage and Gorgonzola Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Jan 09, 2020

About the Chef: Chef Anthony Iannone is the co-founder of the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy (NAPCA) in Lisle, IL (just outside of Chicago.) Originally from Queens, New York, Chef Anthony is an experienced chef who has worked in many high-end restaurants around the country, and the world! Now, as a chef instructor at the school, he specializes in teaching wood fired cooking, and many other dishes and styles.... Read More

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