*** How to Use a Wood-Fired Pizza Oven ***

The above YouTube video (by Hot Coals) instructs on how to cook a pizza in a wood-fired oven.

Basic Steps:

  • • Start the fire under the flue/chimney using fire-lighters and kindling.
  • • Over the next 20 minutes or so add larger pieces of wood to the fire to build it up then wait for about half an hour.
  • • Push the fire/burning coals to the back or lside of the oven
  • • Slide the pizza onto the pizza peel/paddle then slide it off onto the oven floor.
  • • Use the pizza paddle to roate/spin the pizza as it cooks so that it cooks evenly (2-3 times)
  • • After a few minutes, use the pizza paddle to transfer the pizza from the oven onto a chopping board, ready for slicing.