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

  • 5 cups bakers or plain flour
  • 2 1/2cups warm water
  • 2 teaspoons dried yeast (dissolve in one of the cups of water for 2 mins first)
  • Optional: dash of salt, olive oil or brown sugar.

Mix together, knead for 5 mins, place in covered bowl for 1 hour until risen, knead again for 1 minute, roll into one long piece, cut into 5 pieces, then roll into pizza balls. You can freeze them at this stage, or wrap with cling wrap and refrigerate for a couple of days. Makes 5 thin bases. Roll out with a rolling pin or bottle, or just press into a flat shape with your hands. Be sure to stretch the pizza base before adding the tomato base and toppings.

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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