Friday night Pizza washout

Having a lovely new pizza oven has it’s ups, and tonight I found out one of the downs, what happens when you arrange to cook pizza for guests and it rains! Horror!

I fired the oven up,and got a lovely temperature going, the base hitting 400deg C and waited for guests to arrive. At about 5pm the heaviest rain shower ever decided to hit, nobody wanted to sit outside obviously, so I ended up shuttle running pizzas from the house to the garden, I managed 8 pizzas before everyone was happy and full, and then I stuck in a nice loaf of ciabatta bread in. The pizzas were great about 2 minutes to cook each, with good balance of top and bottom heat, and the bread was the best tasting yet, even though it did stick to the peel as I slid it in, due to the rain on the peel I think.

So remember, as wonderful as having an outdoor alfresco dining  often is…..we still live in this lovely wet place called Britain….so here’s hoping for a lovely warm Indian Summer!

 

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