Ooni Karu- First Impressions

I rush to the door and see that brown box truck and my Ooni Karu was finally on my doorstep. I was impressed with the packaging and the quality of the build materials. The stone baking board is substantial trust me I have cracked several thinner stones and this one feels like it is going to last! I was able to unpack and set the oven up in roughly 30 minutes. Lots of packaging to recycle. I kept the bubble pack the stone came in and the brown paper insert that holds the oven in the box to move it safely. I am for sure going to move so if you are not planning a move then recycle the box but I would keep the bubble pack for the stone.

So my first fire ran super hot and torched the one side of the pizza you quickly learn this oven is bringing the real Neapolitan heat needed to your backyard. Later pizzas were cooked perfectly and you are able to time adding fuel to the oven to when you launch a pizza then you are able to cook it about 60 seconds.

I will be purchasing the gas adapter soon and will review the oven and give my thoughts on what are some pro-tips and must haves to make true Neapolitan pizza. I will also attempt some bread bakes and other pizza styles. Comment your questions or requests!



Thoughts about the Social Dilemma.

This past weekend I streamed the documentary on Netflix about the adverse effects of social media on our society and on us as individuals. Extremely enlightening. So I deleted all my Instagram and Facebook accounts. I already feel more present and aware of my mood. Which in the past few weeks as felt foggy to say the least. It’s about 3 days. Will I crack. Will I rejoin. Or will I just be.

Support Black Bakers

Bryan Ford is a baker who has a cookbook coming out soon called “New World Sourdough: Artisan Techniques for Creative Homemade Fermented Breads; With Recipes for Birote, Bagels, Pan de Coco, Beignets, and More”! He also has a Patreon and a website full of great information and recipes. https://www.artisanbryan.com/ A portion of profits Bryan donates to various causes to support ending racism and police brutality.

Pizza Friday Menu 5/29

Pineapple heat- red sauce, roasted jalapeno, grilled pineapple, ricotta, fresh mozzarella.

Margarita- red sauce, fresh mozzarella, evoo, basil.

BBQ Jackfruit pizza- Jackfruit, homemade bbq sauce, red onion, cheddar, mozzarella.

Mushroom- red sauce, baby Bella, fresh mozzarella.

Pizza Bianca- Lemon garlic white wine sauce, fresh mozzarella, ricotta, pesto.

Sweet Pizza- chocolate hazelnut spread and fresh berries.