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As requested I'm making a thread to show my progress with a pizza oven I purchased(the g3 ferrari).

 

Here's a picture of my first attempt.i was very suprised with the results and far exceeded my expectations.

 

A friend of a friend has had the same oven for a while and spoke very highly of it.i was sceptical as 120 is a lot of money if the product was a gimmick

 

For the dough I used Jamie Oliver's pizza dough recipe but used Italian 00 flour instead of the strong white flour

 

I also cheated and used a tin of pizza express passata(until I find a decent recipe to make my own sauce)

 

Feel free to add your own pizza making accomplishments

 

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Pictures of the base next time would be good. Would be nice to see the charing and blistering you get.

 

Have you seen this guys site?! It's a mess but well worth working through.

 

http://varasanos.com/PizzaRecipe.htm

 

I've been working at my pizza for a year and a half but I've pretty much given up on getting a true pizza until I get an outdoor oven. So interested to see how you get on.

 

For sauce I use the best Italian tinned tomatoes I can buy with a table spoon or so of dried oregano, touch of brown sugar and salt to taste. That's it, no need to cook it will cook on the pizza.

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Pictures of the base next time would be good. Would be nice to see the charing and blistering you get.

 

Have you seen this guys site?! It's a mess but well worth working through.

 

http://varasanos.com/PizzaRecipe.htm

 

I've been working at my pizza for a year and a half but I've pretty much given up on getting a true pizza until I get an outdoor oven. So interested to see how you get on.

 

For sauce I use the best Italian tinned tomatoes I can buy with a table spoon or so of dried oregano, touch of brown sugar and salt to taste. That's it, no need to cook it will cook on the pizza.

 

Thanks ill take a look at that site.i will be making another pizza on Friday as my son has requested one for dinner.will take some pics of the base for you.the last one was crisp on the outside but a more softer chewy texture on the inside(it was not raw thou,same as you'd get from a pizza takeaway)

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Here's a couple of recent pics, but as you can see from the lack of beautiful black bits, I don't have a pizza oven, just a stone. Base is made in a food processor with strong bread flour.

 

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I really fancy a baking steel, but am less keen for the delivery charge from the US and probable import duty

 

And for a totally different style of pizza, these have a foccacia-like base and are incredible, but very filling

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Any one recommend a decent pizza stone or are they all the same

 

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Robert

 

The best value pizza stone is a granite chopping board from tesco. They're about £11. Turn them upside down and use the unpolished side. Just remember to scrape the foam feet off before using. They're much thicker than most pizza stones in the shops and it pretty much fills a standard oven shelf.

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a lot of reviewers of the ceramic pizza stones suggest they are prone to shattering. Will this happen to the granite one?

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a lot of reviewers of the ceramic pizza stones suggest they are prone to shattering. Will this happen to the granite one?

 

I don't think they can explode or anything but they can crack. Mine's split in 2 but at that price I can't really complain, I've seen ones online for about 4 times the price. It's still useable.

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Yeh, granite or marble slabs 1-3cm thick are ideal. Apparently it's best to heat them slowly the first couple of uses (unless it's a proper pizza stone) in case of any moisture that could cause it to crack.

EDIT - avoid glazed or polished surfaces too.

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a lot of reviewers of the ceramic pizza stones suggest they are prone to shattering. Will this happen to the granite one?

 

Ceramic stones are fine as long as you don't let any water near them - so don't wash them. Just wipe with a paper towel after use. They get blackened with use but this is fine. Granite stones need care too - again, no contact with water and let them cool naturally after use. Granite stones retain the heat for ages. I managed to crack one but that was due to my chucking water into the oven to help develop the crust during bread baking. More careful now!

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