Recipes

Pizza Recipes

Here are some ideas for a woodfired pizza you may want to add to your list. We usually start most of our pizzas with a tomato base (see below), and top with a drizzle of olive oil and some black pepper (or your favourite herbs). You don't have to use a tomato base, sometimes we just brush with olive oil. We keep our toppings to light layers as otherwise the pizza will not cook quickly. If you are using fresh herbs add them just before serving or they will burn. You can also use fresh sliced or diced tomato for a base, or simply put the ingredients straight onto the pizza base.

Pizza Dough

  • 1 Kilo "00" bakers or plain flour
  • 600mls warm water
  • 2 satchets of dried yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Method:
  • Sprinkle yeast and sugar with the warm water and stir, let grow for 10 minutes, then add to flour and salt.
  • Knead for 10-15 minutes, place in greased bowl and cover until double in size.
  • Knock the dough back and place back in bowl until double again.
  • Cover and leave overnight in fridge.
  • Take dough out two hours before cutting into pizza balls and rolling out into bases.  Use flour underneath.
  • Makes approx 7-10 pizza bases.

Tomato Base

You can use a commercial base or make your own to suit your tastes. Or you can just use fresh tomato slices for a base. To make your own easy and tasty tomato base, mix one tin diced or crushed tomatoes, a dash of salt and olive oil, one or two cloves crushed garlic and some finely chopped basil. You can also add any other herbs you feel like. No need to cook the mixture, just stir it well. Makes enough for 5 pizzas. Freezes well too.

Pizza Recipes

  1. MARGHERITA The original and the best. tomato base, fresh tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil.
  2. HAWAIIAN tomato base, ham, pineapple, mozzarella
  3. VEGETARIAN tomato base, mushroom, roasted capsicum or artichokes, olives, red onion, boccincini, basil
  4. CHICKEN tomato base, mozzarella, chicken, red onion
  5. GARLIC PRAWN tomato base, prawns, crushed garlic, red onion, olive oil, chopped parsley
  6. PEPPERONI tomato base, mozzarella, roasted capsicum, pepperoni
  7. NAPOLITANA tomato base, mozzarella, anchovies, olives, oregano
  8. INFERNO tomato base, mozzarella cheese, chilies, jalapeno peppers, hot pepperoni, olives, anchovies and Italian herbs.
  9. TACO tomato base, seasoned ground beef, onions, peppers, tortilla chips, and cheddar cheese - serve with sour cream and salsa
  10. MEAT EATERS Tomato base, ham, pepperoni, capers, olives and mozzarella.

GOURMET PIZZAS

For something different, try variations of the ingredients listed below. Anchovy, smoked salmon, oysters, mussels, prosciutto, ham, chicken (cooked), red onion, jalapeno peppers, chili, avocado, artichoke, capers, different cheeses i.e brie, blue vein, jarhlsberg etc, rocket, sun dried tomatoes.

Our favourite gourmet combinations/recipes (all on a tomato base):

  • chopped Spanish onion, prosciutto, capers, boccincini
  • ham, avocado, Spanish onion, capers, mozzarella
  • prawns, calamari, mozzarella and fresh basil
  • grilled lamb, tzatziki, mozzarella
  • olive oil on base, smoked salmon, capers, Spanish onion, boccincini
  • tomato base, feta cheese, olives, Spanish onion, fresh tomato, basil and optional drizzle olive oil and garlic
  • olive oil on base, oregano, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and optional anchovies
  • prosciutto, blue vein cheese, roasted capsicum.
  • tomato base, Tandoori chicken, mozzarella and yoghurt
  • green curry chicken, capers, mozzarella
  • mushroom, olives, mozzarella

Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Tandoori Chicken is traditionally cooked in a wood fired tandoori oven so your woodfired pizza oven is perfect for this dish.  You can create the marinade from a preprepared bottled tandoori sauce mixed with yogurt or use the recipe below.  The advantage of making your own is that it does not contain the artificial red food colouring.

Dons Pizza

Stainless Steel Hearth

Pizza In Oven

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