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They key to enjoying your Ooni pizza oven is having a few good recipes up your sleeve you can rely on. To our mind, pizzas should be fun, easy, quick and obviously mouth-watering delicious.

If you Google recipes for Ooni pizza ovens, you will find loads of them. However, many of the recipes for the pizza bases look to me to be quite complicated. Good pizzas start with good bases, so in this blog post, we’ve decided to share some recipes for fast, delicious and reasonably simple pizza bases, so you too can turn out loads of delicious pizzas in your Ooni portable gas pizza oven.

Crispy pizza base

Makes 4 x 25-30cm pizzas
  • 4 tsp dried granular yeast
  • 300ml lukewarm water
  • 500g plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt

Sprinkle the yeast into 100ml of the water. Leave to dissolve for about 10 minutes. Add two tbsp of the flour and mix to a smooth paste, then stir in the remaining water. Cover and leave the yeast mixture until it is bubbling and foamy (up to 30 minutes depending on the temperature).

Combine the flour (reserve 2 tbsp for kneading) and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Pour in the yeast liquid. Work the ingredients by pulling the flour into the liquid until it comes together. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead the dough for 10 minutes or until it is smooth and elastic. Form the dough into a round loaf. Leave to rise under a clean tea towel for about 1 ½ to 2 hours or until it has doubled in size. 

Punch down the dough and knead for a couple more minutes. Divide into balls, press out flat and roll out using a floured rolling pin. 

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Ideally, you want the dough to be thicker on the edges, and then very thin in the middle. If the crust is too thick in the middle, it won’t cook all the way through.

Thin crust pizzas in next to no time

If you’re a little time poor, or you have had a hungry bunch descend upon your place demanding pizzas, below are a couple of ideas for even easier recipes for Ooni pizza ovens. Pop these in your Ooni pizza oven and you have the hordes fed and quiet in no time.

These pizza base ideas are great for those who love thin crusts, and far from being a compromise, tortilla or wrap-based pizzas are a super easy way to make a crisp, extra-thin crust pizza experience in under 15 minutes.

Pizzas – it’s a wrap

Wraps are great as thin-crust pizza bases. They are robust and cook quickly so you can experiment with your all sorts of toppings, such as veggies like mushrooms, onions and capsicum with a tomato base, or roasted chicken and cranberry sauce.

For smaller pizzas for those who don’t want to share, or are unable to eat other people’s pizzas, snack wraps or pita breads cut open in half are also a great option.

Place one wrap on a baking or pizza tray. Spread a tablespoon of tomato paste and a few shavings of parmesan. Place another wrap on top and spread that wrap with another 2 tbsp of tomato paste.

Alternatively, you can place a wrap on a pizza tray, spread it with pesto and sprinkle on ¼ cup of the grated parmesan cheese. Place another wrap on top of the cheese, and then spread 1 tbsp of tomato paste on top of that.

Finish of by adding your favourite toppings.

A tortilla pizza

You can also use a tortilla wrap, which often tend to be a bit thicker than normal sandwich wraps we buy here in New Zealand. Simply top a tortilla wrap with sauce, cheese and toppings and bake until golden and bubbly.

Using wraps as the base for your pizzas means you don’t have to spend time making, rising, kneading, or rolling your own dough.

A cast iron skillet is ideal for baking these pizzas as they catch all the little bits of cheese that melt out around the edges, forming a crisp, browned edge.

Ooni gas pizza ovens are ideal for anyone who wants a simple pizza oven for smaller gatherings, quick, fun dinners for the family, or even for pizza addicts who need their crispy, gooey pizza fix but with minimal effort.

Visit us in one of our four outdoor furniture shops or buy online. We can have your gas pizza oven delivered to your place or to our showrooms in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, and Christchurch.

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