Baking In a Wood Burning Pizza Oven

Baking in a Wood Burning Pizza Oven is slightly different compared to the ovens that you usually use these days. The baking requires concentration in setting up the fire and maintaining the desired temperature. Some people really tend to enjoy the pizza that are baked in these ovens as they tend to preserve the genuine taste of the smoky cuisine.

Therefore, if you are wondering how exactly you can easily bake in a wood burning pizza oven, don’t worry! Our step by step guide is going to help you throughout the procedure. Simply scroll down and follow the simple guidelines and you will be able to fully understand how exactly a wood burning pizza oven operates.


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    The first thing that you need to do to get things started in your oven is to create the fire. Build the fire in the main centre of the oven. You can start by using one or two sticks at the beginning. Once the fire is lit you can use up to 7 or 9 sticks. Try to use dry kindling sticks for creating fire in the oven. You can use two to three pieces of medium or hardwood in those in them as well. To create the fire more easily you can light the sticks using a butane torch.

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    Once the fire is started, add further 2 or 3 pieces of wood. While doing this, make sure that the flame reaches the center or front of the dome. But don’t the flame too far out of the oven either.

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    Place the bowl over the grill, tossing it while cooking for about 6 minutes. Remove it from the grill and let it cool. Once cooled, cut the crisp-tender radicchio into small pieces. The wood you’re using to lighten the oven should not smoke or smolder before catching the fire and should burn quickly. The fire should be maintained by adding more wood. This process would take about 20 minutes.

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    After the given time interval the smoke should start to clear out or turn white. This is a sign that the oven is ready to be used and is close enough to the desire cooking temperature. This clearing of smoke means that the temperature has reached around 700 degree F. Add some extra wood to the fire and let it burn. After about 45 minutes you’re oven is set to cook/bake.

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    Once the fire is cooled down a bit and the temperature reaching its required level, you should continue with placing your materials inside the oven. In case of pizzas it takes about 2 to 4 minutes for them to get ready, while other products might require less or more time depending upon their constituents to get ready in the oven.

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    Use a large wooden spatula place the required item in and out of the oven. This is a must tool for baking in wooden ovens.

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