There debate over what kind of pizza is better than the other kind of pizza has been going for about as long as pizza has existed. Every city or region seems to have its own brand or style of pizza and the rivalry between those areas can get intense. Is deep dish better than thin crust? Is Provel cheese better than mozzarella? Depending on where you grew up, you probably have a favorite style of pizza and think it’s the best.
However, there is a phenomenon known as woodfire pizza, which is the kind of pizza we serve here at B. If you’ve been dedicated to your local pizzeria, you may not even know what woodfire pizza is. Well, in this article, we’re going to tell you what woodfire pizza is, how it’s made and why we happen to think it’s the best option.
If you’d just like to come in and try our woodfire pizza, then book your table reservation today and sample the pizza or our other food and beverages.
What is a woodfire oven?
Woodfire ovens are what they sound like – an over which burns wood in order to generate heat. They go back centuries, perhaps to the first humans to ever cook meat used wood to generate a fire in order to do so. A woodfired oven has bricks lining the sides and top which helps hold in the heat.
How does a woodfired pizza oven work?
The woodfire pizza oven works by lighting a fire so that the bricks lining the inside of the oven heat up. The bricks are designed to absorb and retain the heat, creating heat all around the object which is being cooked. When the oven is properly made and working, a woodfired pizza over uniformly distributes the heat across all surfaces and across whatever is being cooked. Thus, a pizza receives heat above and below, making sure the entire pizza has been cooked thoroughly and correctly.
What are the benefits of woodfire pizza ovens?
Constructing an working brick pizza oven can be a difficult task. It has to be constructed just right so the heat is distributed evenly. Why go through all of the trouble? The short answer is: taste. However, there are plenty of other reasons such as:
- A shorter cook time – the great think about brick pizza ovens is that they retain so much heat, the pizza cooks in a few minutes. Standard ovens take a lot longer, perhaps up to thirty minutes. A woodfired pizza oven can produce a fully cooked and delicious pizza in three minutes.
- Hotter temperatures – as we’ve mentioned a few times, the brick oven creates hotter temps. This means your pizza is cooked all the way through, the crusts are crispier, the cheese tasty and melted, and the toppings crisped nicely.
- The flavor – this is sort of like discussing the difference between gas grilles and charcoal grilles. Sure, they both cook nicely and both can create great food, but the smoky flavors which come from a brick woodfire oven are unlike anything you can get from a standard oven. The high heat also helps vegetables, cheese and the other toppings maintain flavor, lock in juices and maintain vitamin content.
- The crust – we mentioned the crust is cooked thoroughly and better in a brick oven, but why? The higher heat serves to cook the crust so it becomes crispy and prevents moisture from the toppings seeping into the dough to make it soggy. You get a crispier, yet chewy, crust.
These are the reasons we prefer to have the woodfired pizzas available instead of making the pizzas in a standard oven. Plus, the overall experience is more interesting and it makes for a great presentation.
B. Restaurant has a woodfire pizza oven
At our restaurant we strive to provide fresh ingredients and the best overall dining experience. We are proud of our brick woodfired oven to create our pizzas and during the summer months we even have pizza making classes for guests of the resort. You can add your own ingredients and then see how the pizza oven turns what you created into a delicious pizza which the perfectly cooked crust and toppings.
If you want to find out how good our fresh ingredients and woodfired oven are, the best thing to do is book a table for lunch or dinner or you can book your stay at the resort. You’ll notice the difference between conventional oven and woodfired pizza ovens.