Outdoor Wood Ovens
Outdoor Wood Ovens and Barbecuing
Barbecuing has developed in the UK into more than a few sausages and burgers on a small round kettle style BBQ.
In recent years with our revitalised interest in preparing our own foods, cooking our own foods and entertaining we are looking for new and traditional ways to prepare and cook food.
Our thirst for this foodie adventure is fuelled by the popularity of Celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver.
One such new method is using an Outdoor Wood Ovens for cooking. Instead of using the traditional briquette or a gas fired BBQ we are finding much more satisfaction and authenticity cooking over real woods – which can of course be a free supply of fuel!
For a very long time bread has been baked in wood fired ovens made out of masonry, stone or steel and the secret to thick crunchy crust is held within this outdoor wood fired oven.
It is a well known fact that wood fired cooking is and always has been the key to many cooking secrets. No wonder that nearly every manor in France or house in Italy and Portugal has a wood fired cooking system. The flavour, the smoke, and the heat is unbeatable – for those of us who strive for authentic and simple recipes or entertaining – the outdoor wood oven will not fail to take you to these levels of quality and simplicity.
Outdoor pizza ovens come in several different forms, many of which you can find in our shop, for the serious chef - The traditional Italian wood fired pizza oven is often built into a housing of its own to create a feature – this also can improve performance if done correctly.
Not only does it provide a focal point in the outdoor area it can be used as a gathering place where good conversation, food and wine can be enjoyed many times over. This platform or housing for an outdoor wood oven, need not be expensive. Keep it simple and strong and it will not let you down. Many people will build a simple Breeze block structure for their Outdoor Wood Oven, render it and paint it in white! Thats it.
To enjoy your outdoor oven - simply build a small fire in the front of the oven using dry kindling, wait for it to reach the desired temperature and slide in a simple stone base pizza to cook – less than 2 minutes for perfection.
You can of course regulate the temperature of an outdoor wood oven by adding more or less wood. Higher temperatures enable you to cook succulent joints of meat without losing flavour or moisture; cooler ovens allow that slow roasting or stewing of foods such as Pork Shoulder or Lamb shoulder.
You can use an outdoor wood oven for normal Barbecued meats or vegetables too – Chicken Tikka and Tandoori Chicken is brilliant too. Similarly bread in the Outdoor Wood Oven is very nice.
The Outdoor Wood Oven is in fact, a complete cooking system that will outlast any traditional BBQ and can be used, realistically, all year round!
Outdoor pizza ovens bring back the enjoyment of the process of cooking with wood. Having your own outdoor pizza oven on a beautiful summer evening, in your own intimate setting, good friends or family, and of course, good food can make a memorable and delicious experience you and your guests will long remember.