During the wintertime, nothing is better than eating warm delicious foods, especially when they’re fresh out of the oven. It’s even more inviting when out of your very own woodfired pizza oven. Stay in, nice and cozy, and cook up some scrumptious grub in your backyard. If you don’t yet have your own pizza oven, it is now the perfect time to get one. Just think of these wonderful recipes you can make once you do.
Fresh bread baked from an oven can’t be beaten as a hearty treat. Add to that, the thick fluffiness of the focaccia style, luscious sea salt, and fresh aromatic herbs like thyme or garlic, and you’ll be thoroughly satisfied.
This one is perfect for your gluten-free and also vegetarian friends! You don’t even need to use pasta for this, as you would in a traditional lasagna. Just slice up some eggplant, butternut squash, zucchini, and mushrooms in layers with your red sauce. Put layers of pesto, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese in between and, presto! A delectable meal even for special diets.
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Potatoes are a must-have for the winter. Drizzle them with some animal fat, such as duck fat or pork fat, for extra flavour. Then all you need is some salt and pepper, and of course that beautiful rosemary spice. The wood fired oven will give them the ultimate texture; fluffy inside and crispy outside. Serve them with some whipped sour cream on the side to dip in and a few chopped scallions as a garnish. Your guests will be fawning.
What could be better than cheese? To make it an exceptional appetizer for your oven, wrap it in a puff pastry which will crisp up on the outside and get your brie warm and gooey on the inside. Add some jam of your choosing inside to vamp it up. This is an appetizer everyone can sink their teeth into.
Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Cranberry Pizza
Well, of course, we can’t forget the pizza! But for winter, make it extra savoury and wholesome with soft creamy goat cheese and wintery butternut squash. The onion will add an extra kick of flavour with the perfect bite, while the cranberry will add tartness and sweetness.
Sausage, Onion, Ricotta Pizza
And for another quite savoury pizza, you’ve got to get some meat toppings on there. You can be adventurous and use an unusual type of sausage, like lamb, for example. It will complement the onion and cheese well, and you can add mozzarella and parmesan to get your pizza extra cheesy.
Cooking up an appetizing meal in your woodfired pizza oven is a fantastic way to stay snug at home, while still getting yourself a bit of fresh air. It’s also a terrific excuse to bring friends and family over and make a nice warm and pleasant evening; the oven will make it extra-special. Treat them to delectable pizzas, breads, appetizers, and side dishes that will warm them from the inside out. Happy baking!