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This blog began its insignificant life as a recipe book for friends and family who would ask me repeatedly for a recipe of this, that and the other.
Since then it has taken many different directions, like gypsies tend to do. Sometimes making a U-turn and revisiting familiar roads and taking a break when necessary.
You'll find recipes here, but also musings about the places we've called home, the gardens that we've established, not always successfully, the homes we've improved and the environments we've lived in. Currently, that is back in Ireland.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bert's Pizza Oven


A few weeks ago, we decided to 'test' Bert's new pizza oven. He has never, ever made a pizza  in his life and he didn't make it now either. 
The oven is obviously meant to be used outdoors and the fuel used are wood pellets.


A torch is used to light the pellets and when they've caught on you just fill up with more pellets.

 As soon as the pellets are glowing and the oven is hot I started assembling the pizza. Ah yes, I always have a well topped pizza.
If you do this too early, it won't slide off the pizza peel.


Close the oven.
 Ticktock ticktock ticktock ticktock ... x 90  or thereabouts 

Ready !

Next time we won't be putting the oven in such a windy spot. The flames licked the pizza a tad too much. 
Very tasty, nonetheless. 

Patricia xxx...x

10 comments:

  1. Looks like a darn tasty pizza. Easier than lighting the big oven that we have. Hope you use it lots

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    1. It is extremely easy to light. I also hope for a lot of use even on a colder but dry winter day, not that we get many of those around here. :)

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  2. What a dinky little oven, and I love your highly loaded pizza. I'm the same, the pizza dough is merely an edible plate for all the lovely toppings I can fit on :-)

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    1. Indeed, loaded. Otherwise I might just get myself a cheese toasty.;)

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  3. looks good! Can you cook naan bread in there?

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    1. Naan, steak, .... loads of stuff http://recipes.uuni.net/

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  4. Looks delicious! I was expecting a large pizza oven, I've never seen one like that before. Can it be used for anything else? X

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    1. Yes Jules, loads of recipes here http://recipes.uuni.net/

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  5. Looks like a good bit of kit - for a sheltered spot though! You need to build the brick part of a more traditional BBQ setup and put the oven in its shelter.

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  6. yummy pizza!! The oven is awesome..

    please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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