A wood fired pizza oven is a great investment. It is the perfect statement piece for outdoor areas, generating warmth and exuding soft, romantic vibes. It is also excellent for entertaining and creating a range of tasty dishes that will impress even the fussiest of taste buds. If you have recently installed a woodfire pizza oven or are sitting on the fence regarding purchasing one, here are 5 ways to use your pizza oven that will show you just how valuable this piece of equipment is.
1. Baking woodfire pizza
Let’s begin with the obvious – home-baked, woodfire pizza. A woodfire pizza oven being used to make woodfire pizza? How original! In all seriousness, this first item should not be overlooked. Just think about the fresh, traditional, mouth-watering woodfire pizza you can get at authentic Italian restaurants. Now consider it being possible in the comfort of your very own home. Pretty impressive, right?
2. Roasting vegetables
Looking for a new, exciting way to serve your vegetables? Cook them in a pizza oven! Simply chop your vegetables, place them in an ovenproof tray, drizzle with olive oil and put them in your pizza oven. The result will be a perfectly cooked medley of vegetables with a hint of smokiness. Items like whole capsicum, corn on the cob and jacket potatoes can be easily cooked by placing them straight in the pizza oven.
3. Baking bread
Who doesn’t love a freshly cooked loaf of bread? Prepare your dough as normal and then heat your woodfire pizza oven. It’s best to heat the wood for 2 hours before placing your dough inside the oven. Then sit back, relax and wait for your fresh, soft loaf of bread.
4. Cooking fish and seafood
This isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you hear woodfire pizza oven, but fish and seafood can also be prepared in this appliance. Whole fish can simply be placed inside the oven once it is heated. Lay them out on a wire rack or in a tray, then add herbs and spices to taste. Other seafood such as clams and prawns can also be cooked in the same way.
5. Preparing dessert
If you are hosting guests or just feel like a sweet treat, you can use your woodfire pizza oven to prepare dessert. Start the woodfire oven and wait for it to heat up. Once it has been warmed to the required temperature, you can use it to bake a range of desserts. Crème Brulee, cheesecake, custard – the options are endless!
As you can see, a woodfired pizza oven can be used for so much more than baking pizzas (although this is a great function too!). The multipurpose nature of this appliance makes it worth every cent, and you are unlikely to regret having one of your very own in the backyard. If you are interested in a woodfired pizza oven, give us a call. At Sydney Heaters, we pride ourselves on our customer service and are more than willing to provide you with further information.