If you’re a pizza lover, you’re probably used to making pizza in a gas or electric oven. But have you ever tried making one in a pizza oven kit?
Using these restaurant-style ovens is the only way to make slightly-charred, Neopolitan style pizza. In this article, we’ll show you a pizza oven recipe that is sure to please the whole family.
What Is a Pizza Oven Kit?
Pizza oven kits are built uniquely—the domed ceiling and circular floor reflect the heat down. While you’re making the pizza, you’ll want to keep the oven door open to add, turn, and remove your pizza.
You’ll also want to keep the coals to one side and have the rest of the floor available for cooking space.
How to Make Pizza Dough
Before you start making the dough, set aside at least 3 hours. This will give the pizza dough time to rise properly. In a bread machine, making the mixture will take about 90 minutes. The ingredients include:
- 4 cups (½ kg) bread flour
- 1 cup (250 ml) warm water
- 2 teaspoons of active yeast, dissolved in the water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ⅛ teaspoon of salt
To make the dough, make a mound with the flour. Then, make a hole in the centre and add the oil and water mixture. Next, you’ll want to knead the dough until its smooth and elastic, for about 10 minutes.
Once your dough is ready, put it aside in a lightly oiled bowl and cover it with a kitchen towel. Let it rise for 2 hours, or until it has doubled in size. Then, punch the dough down, and divide it into four balls. Put them aside, cover them, and let them rise for another hour.
Heating Your Pizza Oven Kit
While waiting for the dough to rise, you can start up your fire. Unlike other wood-fired pizza ovens, Goldline’s oven kits are entirely coal-powered. This significantly cuts down on the time and effort to make your pizza.
Once the pizza oven kit ceiling reaches 700° F (350° C), it’s ready for your pizza. Goldline’s pizza oven also comes with an internal thermometer to check the temperature.
To make room for your pizza, push the coals over to one side with a long, metal-handled scraper. Also, brush the ash with a metal-bristled brush attached to a long handle.
How to Prepare the Pizza
After the dough has risen, you can use a rolling pin to make the pizza dough shape. You should aim for a disk that’s around 20 cm to 30 cm in diameter.
For the toppings, we recommend trying Margherita. It’s simple and delicious—all you need is mozzarella, tomatoes, and fresh basil. Feel free to get as creative as you want with your toppings. We love to add prosciutto, mushrooms, and other fresh herbs.
Cooking Your Pizza
Next, transfer your pizza onto a lightly floured pizza peel. Give it a jerk to transfer the pizza from the peel to the oven floor. After 40 seconds, use the peel again to rotate the pizza 180 degrees.
The pizza will cook quickly. According to Vera Pizza Napoletana, the pizza should be ready in about 60 to 90 seconds. When the cheese is melted, you can take the pizza out.
A pizza oven is a way to go back in time and cook more slowly and intentionally. Goldline’s new pizza oven kit is a beautiful addition to your outdoor space.
Please contact us with any enquiries by calling 03 9799 9660. We look forward to hearing from you.