Any individual who likes pizza can differentiate between one cooked in an electric or gas stove and one that has been bubbling away in a wood fired pizza oven. There is no big secret to this, a wood-fired pizza oven heats up and cooks our meals a lot better because of the heat stored in the dense walls.
The smoky flavors and firm crispy outside of a pizza cooked in an open fire will always be hard to beat. Here are the top 5 Things You Can Create in a Wood Fired Oven:
Why should you invest in a commercial wood fired oven?
Investing in great commercial kitchen equipment will always set your restaurant ahead of other dining establishments. A commercial wood fired oven proves that you are a unique and that your food are in high quality all the time. A commercial wood fired pizza oven is not just beneficial for cooking pizzas, but it can also be used in cooking other food ingredients.
Usually, bread is cooked in a standard commercial kitchen oven. Today, many different dining establishments use wood fired ovens to cook breads as well to go with their burgers and other food in the menu. If you choose to use a commercial wood fired pizza oven to cook your bread, then you need to at minimum light your wood 2 hours before you place your bread in the oven to prevent it from burning. Although ovens do vary in size, it’s possible to bake several loaves at the same time, making this a cost and time efficient way to cook.
Vegetables that are cooked under commercial wood fired pizza oven are proven to be more tastier than those cooked standard ovens and in pans, since they tend to be oily when cooked in the usual pans. But, once its cooked in commercial wood fired oven, they tend to taste better and have that great smokey taste. Using about four pieces of wood and leaving them to burn to red coals is the perfect preparation for cooking vegetables in a wood fired oven. Whole capsicums can be thrown onto the oven floor, and their skins will be blackened when the temperature inside is at about 350 degrees. At this heat, asparagus can also be roasted with a balsamic reduction. Alternatively, roast a medley of vegetables in trays at the bottom of the oven, perhaps with a joint of meat on top. Other vegetables that really lend themselves to the smoky fire include corn-on-the-cob, sweet potatoes and caramelised onions.
Stews can take up hours when cooked in casseroles under gas or electric ovens. The slow burning heat of the oven will make the meat and vegetables in a stew really tender and allow the flavour of the juices to intensify as they bubble around the pot. The slow burning heat of the oven will make the meat and vegetables in a stew really tender and allow the flavour of the juices to intensify as they bubble around the pot. Commercial wood fired oven are ideal for making stews.
Once the temperature of the oven reached about 200 degrees, you can roast whole pieces of fish, place them over a wire rack and rubbed with your chosen spices. Similar to roasting a tray of vegetables, you can also cook an array of shellfish such as mussels, prawns and clams in a commercial wood fired oven.
Your wood fired oven is also a haven for sweet treats such as cheesecake, baked custard and crème brulee. The temperature needs to be around 150 degrees to get the most out of the oven by cooking a round of desserts over the coals and wood.