Make your own authentic wood-fired pizzas with the Uuni Pizza oven! Created by the award winning Ooni it’s a fantastic (and delicious!) addition to any outdoor space. The Uuni 3 Wood-Fired Pizza Oven is ready to go in just 10 minutes, cooking authentic stone-baked pizzas in as little as 60 seconds!
To get you started, Ooni have kindly allowed us to share one of their lovely recipes. Firstly, you will need to make a pizza dough, it may sound difficult but it’s actually pretty easy, although it does take a bit of time so its best to prepare in advance.
Ingredients you will need for the pizza dough:
500g Type ’00’ flour or strong white
300 ml water
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt
7g dry yeast (or 20g fresh yeast)
Bring 1/3 of the water to boil and mix with the rest of the cold water. This brings it to the correct temperature
Whisk in the yeast and then oil
In a separate bowl, sift the flour with salt
Mixing by hand: Pour water on top of the flour and begin mixing with a wooden spoon. Once the dough is starting to form, continue mixing with your hands. Turn the dough onto a slightly floured surface and knead using both hands. Continue kneading for around 10 minutes until the dough is firm and stretchy. Cover the dough with cling wrap and a tea towel and leave in a warm place to prove for 1-2 hours.
Using a mixer: Turn the machine on low and start gradually adding water. Once mixed, leave on this setting for another 5-10 minutes to knead the dough. Cover the dough with cling wrap and a tea towel and leave in a warm place to prove for 1-2 hours.
Once the pizza dough is proved, divide it into 165g dough balls for the perfect traditional Neapolitan pizza base that cooks in as little as 60 seconds in your Uuni wood-fired oven. Let them rise for a further 20 minutes before stretching. (If you want to do cold proving (which Ooni highly recommend) use half the amount of yeast and leave to prove in a fridge for 24-48 hours before dividing into dough balls. Cold proving helps to develop a deep flavour to the dough as it allows the yeast to work with the sugars in the flour for longer. Let the dough return to room temperature before stretching and cooking.)
Once proved it’s time to stretch your dough into pizzas!
Top tips for stretching dough: Always start with a perfectly rounded dough ball as this helps to keep the shape round when stretching out. On a lightly floured surface, pressing down with floured fingertips, shape the dough into a small, flat disk. Working from the centre, push the dough outward while spreading your fingers, making the disk larger. Pick up the pizza dough. Move your hands along the edges, allowing gravity to pull the dough into a 14-inch circle, oval, or rectangle. (You can also cheat and use a rolling pin!)
Ingredients for the Pizza Sauce:
1 clove of garlic
Olive oil, 1 tbsp
Salt, half a tsp
Sugar, half a tbsp
Handful of chopped basil
First, chop the garlic.
Put a tablespoon of olive oil into a pan and fry the garlic in the oil. Be careful it doesn’t brown. Keep it on a medium-high heat. Now add the passata, salt, sugar, black pepper and basil. Simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes.
Once your pizza sauce is made and cooled, you can start assembling your delicious pizzas and get cooking!
To make a Classic Pepperoni, all you will need is the dough, pizza sauce and the following:
Handful of fresh basil to garnish
You can of course add anything else you fancy like rocket, extra cheese, chilli or try out making any other of your favourites like a Margarita Pizza (if your picky!) or a Florentine Pizza (if you’re feeling adventurous!)
Uuni 3 Wood-Fired Pizza Oven £199