Easy Entertaining #47: Wood Oven Pizza

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There's nothing better than a pizza cooked in a wood oven and Pizza Bianca and Pizza Margherita are two of Cindy's favorites!

Pizza Bianca

  • pizza or flat bread dough (Recipe from “Daily Bread #22 or 24)
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • mozzarella cheese 
  • arugula
  • mild coppa salami
  • Parmesan cheese
  • ground oregano

1. Mix olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes in small bowl. Set aside for 30-60 minutes.

2. Heat wood oven deck to about 650 ̊F.

3. Press dough onto semolina floured pizza peel. Brush on olive oil mixture, making sure to leave a 1" border on the dough,

4. Cover the dough with bits of mozzarella cheese, then arugula.

5. Tear coppa salami on top of arugula, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Finish with a sprinkle of ground oregano.

6. Slide pizza into oven and let sit for 1 minute. Use long tongs to begin turning the pizza, making sure each edge is nicely browned.

7. Before removing pizza from the oven, slide onto a metal pizza peel and lift the pizza up into the top of the oven; count for 5 seconds. Repeat until the top is lightly browned. Slice & serve.

Pizza Margherita

  • pizza or flat bread dough (Recipe from “Daily Bread #22 or 24)
  • pizza sauce (Recipe from “Daily Bread #22)
  • fresh basil leaves
  • mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • drizzle of olive oil

1. Heat wood oven deck to about 650 ̊F.

2. Press dough onto semolina floured pizza peel.

3. Spread on pizza sauce, making sure to leave a 1" border on the dough.

4. Cover the dough with bits of mozzarella cheese, then bail leaves.

5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil.

6. Slide pizza into oven and let sit for 1 minute. Use long tongs to begin turning the pizza, making sure each edge is nicely browned.

7. Before removing pizza from the oven, slide onto a metal pizza peel and lift the pizza up into the top of the oven; count for 5 seconds. Repeat until the top is lightly browned. Slice & serve.

Download pdf recipe for: Pizza Bianca and Pizza Margherita

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