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069/18: Uuni 3 Pizzas

069/18 – Uuni 3 Pizzas:

I haven’t cooked pizza for a couple of weeks so it was time for Uuni 3 Pizzas. I also had a new toy to test!

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More info on this in this review:

Review: Houlker Flame Guard

THE INGREDIENTS:

Flour: Shock horror, I was out of Molino Grassi 00 flour and had to use McDougalls 00 Premium Grade flour I found in the cupboard!

Yeast: Saf-Levure Dry yeast – £6.89 for 500g from Amazon
Tomatoes: San Marzano Plum Tomatoes – £17.11 for 12 tins from Amazon
Meat: Some great Organic Pork Salami with Red Wine from the wonderful Peelham Farm.

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THE DOUGH:

Back to the Uuni dough recipe

THE KIT:

Food grade pizza dough trays (x3) – £22.95 from Amazon 
Jam Funnel – £6.25 from Amazon

Looftlighter – £55.09 from Amazon

Wooden Pizza Peel – £9.99 from Amazon

 

New: The Houlker Flame Guard – £25 from Philip Houlker (Uuni UK group on Facebook). See my review below:

Review: Houlker Flame Guard

THE SAUCE:

Back to Kenji’s New York Style Pizza Sauce – a great sauce.

MAKING THE DOUGH:

I kept the same basic method of making the dough this time but I wanted to cold prove it for 2 days so halved the yeast from before:

Item Weight Notes
McDougalls 00 Premium Grade Flour 500g  
Water 300g 100g Boiling / 200g Cold Tap – Combined Temp: 37c 
Oil 20g Rapeseed Oil
Salt 10g Maldon Sea Salt
Saf-Levure Dry yeast 3.5g Left for 10m after added to the water. Water temp dropped to 32c (halved the yeast for cold proving)

This was cold proven for 2 days in the fridge. A slight change this time, once the dough balls were in the grey trays (above) I topped them with cling film to build up some moisture as I believe this helps develop the leoparding on the pizza.

The Fire:

As per my hints and tips page:

Uuni – Hints and Tips

A couple of minutes after the fire had been started the Jam Funnel went on and was filled to the brim.     uuni 3

Looftlighter whacked behind the pellet tray for 2 minutes.

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After a couple of minutes it was smoking!

And the fire was raging!   uuni 3

The Cook:

First pizza, this was for the kids so Mozzarella and some Chorizo. Nice raised crust with some good leoparding.  uuni 3

Base was pretty good too.

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2nd Pizza, similar to the first. Not quite as good but pretty good leoparding again.

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3rd pizza, I relaxed a little bit too much for this one after the success of the first two and got a little extra charring! Still pretty good.

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Pizza 4: My one so time for the Peelham Farm Salami. Goodness me, I tasted a few slices whilst I put the pizza together. It was incredible stuff, I need to get more of this! Great taste. This pizza was a good one too, nice leoparding again.

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Pizza number 5. Bit of an odd shape and the toppings look a bit random but it did taste nice. I need to do more spicy pizzas.

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Summary:

The flame guard was a great bit of kit, seemed to make the cook a lot easier but the pizzas cooked better and weren’t so charred on top or on the base.

I think the cling film over the grey trays did add moisture to the dough which helped get more leoparding on the dough. It’s a good trick to try again next time.

I didn’t tell my wife about the flour so asked what she thought to the pizzas. She felt they weren’t as good as usual, didn’t taste as good and the dough wasn’t as crunchy. Going to blame the flour for that!

The Salami was incredible, fantastic taste and I will need to buy more. Looking at my photos I need to work on the toppings, I will give it a shot next cook.


If you have an Uuni and are looking for hints and tips, check this page out:

Uuni – Hints and Tips


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