The Best Foods to Cook in Your Wood Burning Pizza Oven

by | Feb 13, 2017 | Cooking Equipment

Of course, you’re excited about cooking pizza in your new wood burning pizza oven. These ovens make short work of cooking a perfect, hot, fresh pizza. But, don’t make the mistake of using your oven only for pizza. There are many other foods you can prepare easily in a wood burning pizza oven.

  • Meats – Buy a handheld laser thermometer so that you can get an accurate reading of your oven’s temperature. This will allow you to cook meats in your oven without charring the outside or leaving the inside undercooked. You’ll love how meats take on the flavor of the wood you’re burning when cooked inside your wood burning pizza oven. Experiment with different wood for different flavors.
  • Vegetables – Quick cooking vegetables in high temperatures helps to retain the vitamins and anti-oxidants better than slow cooking. This makes your pizza oven the perfect place to cook your vegetables, ensuring great flavor and great nutrition.
  • Bread – The wood burning pizza oven is a great place to bake bread, too. In most cases, you’ll need to wait until the fire is completely out to bake bread. The residual heat in the oven will last for hours at temperatures high enough to bake a perfect loaf of bread that is soft on the inside with a nicely crisped crust.
  • Herbs – Once your oven has cooled down from bread baking temperatures, use it to dry herbs from your garden. The oven will stay warm for hours, giving your herbs the right amount of time to thoroughly dry out without cooking or becoming charred.

Once you’ve experimented with your wood burning pizza oven, you’re sure to find many other uses for this great tool. There’s no simpler or more fun way to prepare a meal under the stars.

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