February 20, 2020 Julia Haberecht
Proper cooking in wood oven
The pizza oven for home is selected and is now set up in the garden or on the terrace. Your wood-burning oven not only looks beautiful, but should now be properly heated and used. The recipe collection is probably overflowing and in your head you have even more ideas, what you can cook and bake with the oven all delicious and whom they want to invite.
Of course, it is important to heat the oven properly. Read our instructions for this. But when everything is ready and the first preparations in the kitchen are underway, the question of the right temperature for the respective dishes arises. A few principles will help in any case:
- If the dish is to be crispy and juicy and has many fresh ingredients, the temperature can be higher to preserve the fresh ingredients.
- If you want to cook or bake dishes with many ingredients, such as cakes, desserts or pasta dishes, the temperature should be lower.
- Meat is best cooked at lower temperatures so that it can already braise and become tender.
- Breads or rolls are baked in the second cycle. That is, if the oven was really hot before for pizza, for example, let it cool down to a little over 200 degrees, sweep out the ash residue, put the bread in and close the oven. After two hours, your wood-fired bread should be ready.
We have compiled the exact cooking temperatures for a selection of dishes in a table for you so that you have a good overview.