Raspberry, Mascarpone & Dark Chocolate Dessert Pizza

This Dessert Pizza is one of those How to impress your guests without the effort recipes…

Dessert Pizza Ingredients

 

160g pizza dough
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup lemon curd*
1 cup of mascarpone cheese
Dark chocolate shavings
Fresh raspberries for sprinkling

*Try making your own lemon curd by using this easy to follow recipe.

Method
1. Insert pizza stone & preheat Uuni for 10-15 minutes.
2. Stretch the dough to your preferred size, working the edges to create a crust which will form a barrier for the mascarpone.
3. Brush the melted butter over the middle of the dough and sprinkle with sugar. Cook for 30 seconds.
4. Remove base and spread lemon curd to the edges. Cook for another 30 seconds or until golden brown.
5. Set the base aside to cool slightly. Beat together mascarpone cheese, vanilla extract and icing sugar. Once cooled, spread mixture over lemon curd.
6. Place as many raspberries as you like on top of the mascarpone mixture.
7. Sprinkle dark chocolate shavings to finish.

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Blackberry Pizza With Ricotta, Pistachios & Honey

Put your Nutella and bananas away, there is a new dessert pizza in town! It’s the Blackberry Pizza With Ricotta, Pistachios & Honey.

I should probably mention that we tested this recipe at 10am on a Monday morning and not only does it kick the Monday blues,  I can confirm it also makes for an excellent breakfast pizza. (Shhh, don’t judge us!)

Blackberry Pizza sizzling
This blackberry & ricotta pizza will seriously impress your guests without having to put in the hard work..

 


Blackberry Pizza Ingredients (for 1 x 13inch pizza)

 

  • 1/2 cup of blackberries
  • Handful of pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon of honey + extra for drizzling
  • 1 cup of ricotta
  • 160g of pizza dough < Click to find our easy classic pizza dough recipe


Method

  1. Light up your Uuni wood-fired oven and pre heat for 10 to 15 minutes (keep that door closed!)
  2. While you wait for your Uuni to pre heat, grind up the pistachios in a mortar and pestle (or place them in a sandwich bag and use the back of a large spoon/rolling pin to crush).
  3. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey into the ricotta
  4. Flour your peel and prep your dough, ready for the toppings
  5. Spread the ricotta and honey mix evenly over your pizza base and top with the blackberries
  6. Slide the pizza into your Uuni wood-fired oven and close the door. Using your Uuni pizza peel, rotate every 15 to 20 seconds for an even coverage until cooked and then remove. (If you’re not cooking your pizza in 90 seconds, watch this video!)
  7. Top with crushed pistachios and a drizzle of honey

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Meet The Infamous Diablo Pizza [New Recipe]

Some like it hot. We like it extra hot! Again it’s the Diablo Pizza. Check out the new version with three types of meat.

Diablo Pizza Ingredients.

The Dough
We’ve used the Classic Uuni Dough Recipe.

The Sauce
New York style

2 x 400g tinned tomatoes (blended)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 finely chopped garlic clove
2 tbs olive oil
2 sprigs of basil
1 onion – quartered.

Throw it all into a pan, simmer for 45mins then remove the onion and basil.

The Toppings
As the name suggests, you will need to use 3 different types of (preferably hot) meat, the choice is up to you!

  • 3 types of meat
    – We’ve used spicy meat balls, pepperoni and parma ham.
  • Mozzarella – light sprinkle
  • 1/2 x Red Chilli finely sliced to garnish

If that’s not hot enough for you, try adding your favourite hot sauce. Our current favourite is Crystal – Louisiana’s Pure Hot Sauce – only for the brave!

Finally….

Enjoy and don’t forget to send us a photo of your Diablo 3!

 

 

Uuni on TV and, ya know, in Space [TV SHOW]

We’re used to our fair share of random requests here at Uuni HQ. We’ve seen Uunis put on the back of bicycles and being included in all sorts of festivals and events. But at the end of last year things got even more crazy- we were contacted by 2 sets of TV producers both who wanted to include an Uuni on TV shows!

The first one was for a show hosted by the fabulous Phil Spencer -a new home makeover series called Home Hero. Phil and his makeover team were helping a lovely young family in Kent make the best out of their back garden.

The Uuni was used as part of a fantastic new cooking, dining and entertaining area. It’s great to see this in action on a makeover show as Uuni won an award last year for leading  the outdoor lifestyle/ entertaining trend! You can check out the short programme online here! Thanks Phil!

The late, oh so cosmically great, David Bowie asks ‘Is there life on Mars?’ Well, there’s pizza that’s for sure… The second request was to have Kristian use an Uuni to demonstrate cooking on Mars in the future.. yes, I’m serious! We were to play a small part in the renowned, televised, Royal Institution Christmas Lectures!

This year space doctor Kevin Fong was presenting three lectures on the theme: How to Survive in Space. Uuni was to be used in the final episode- The Next Frontier. We were literally blown away to have Uuni on TV like this – to put it into perspective they were communicating with British astronaut Tim Peak live from the International Space Station as part of the show! Kevin and some esteemed science colleagues talked us through which crops they believe it would be possible to produce on Mars, and lo and behold- they included wheat, tomatoes and basil.. sounds like Space Pizza to us! Check out the full lecture here!

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Holiday Pizza in Uuni: Celebration Recipe!

So the decorations are popping up across the world..  it’s that time again! From the lovely social media postings you’ve been sharing we know that folks are using their Uuni wood-fired ovens for social affairs. This is the season for parties so we wanted to share a couple of our favourite holiday recipes. Here’s one that’s loved at Uuni HQ- Holiday Pizza made of Caramelised Onion, Chestnut and Stilton.

These are great as whole pizzas but can also be adapted to be little dough ball canapés- great for serving with do at your holiday party! PAR-TAY!

Holiday Pizza Recipe

 

– Classic dough

– 5-6 baked chestnuts (cut into quarters)

– Caramelised onions (1/2 onion, per pizza. Cook slowly on a pan with a spoon of butter for a rich flavour)

-Stilton or another kind of blue cheese

-A Sprig of thyme

 

Holiday Pizza Prepping Method

 

Light up your Uuni.

Score and bake the chestnuts in a small pan in the Uuni for around 8 minutes. (Or buy them ready baked)

Stretch your dough out, slide into the Uuni and bake (without topping) for 1 minute- turning half way.

Take the base out, add the onions as the sauce, then top with the chestnut pieces, cook for another 1 minute.

When the pizza is ready, crumble the stilton on top and serve with a couple of springs of thyme.

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Along Came the Honey Sriracha Pizza 

We’ve been really impressed by the images and videos coming in via our social media platforms. (If you haven’t checked out our Instagram please do:)  Recently an Instagrammer named @alongcamepizza has been wowing us with his Uuni-baked creations. – so we asked him to do a blog post on his recipe for Honey Sriracha Pizza.

Over to you Christopher…..:)

Hi I’m Christopher Beattie,  a  26 year old Satellite Systems Analyst that lives in San Francisco, California. I love cooking all types of food from Italian to Indian, but my absolute obsession is pizza!

My fiance organized a surprise “pizza-making” date night for us almost 4 years ago, and little did she know that would spark my love for the pizza craft.

Since then I have been working tirelessly to perfect my somewhat traditional Neapolitan dough, and techniques to produce authentic woodfire pizza at home (which happens to be a really, a tiny apartment).

Along comes Uuni! It is just not practical for me to have a large, traditional wood- fired oven due to limited-space.

The Uuni has dramatically improved my pizza skills, and more importantly, the taste of my pizza. I hope my blog helps to inspire other crazy enthusiasts!

Here’s a recipe from one of my latest cooking sessions:

Honey Sriracha Pizza 

 

Ingredients: 

Dough – naturally leavened:

– “00” grade flour

– 20% leaven

– The leaven contributes both water and flour so it is important to consider that when calculating the total hydration. My leaven is 80% water, so it supplements an additional 56% flour and 44% flour depending on the initial flour amount.

– 65% water

– 2.5% salt

Sauce –

– Any ole’ honey will do

– Sriracha

Fried buttered tofu (cubed or sliced, extra firm)

Honey

Sliced scallions

A few sprigs of cilantro (coriander)

A sprinkle of Sesame Seeds

Method:

– Pan fry the tofu in a generous amount of butter until golden brown. Make sure they are cool before they are placed on the raw dough.

– Cut the scallions finely, and place in a bowl of ice water to get them to curl into unique swirls. Evenly spread on the pizza after it has been baked.

– Place cilantro on after the pizza has been baked.

– The sesame seeds can be cooked prior or after depending on if they are already roasted. Aesthetically, they looked better when sprinkled after the pizza has baked.

Tips!

  • Know your audience when applying the sriracha! It will be spicer after the pizza has baked, and make sure to balance out with honey.

3 guys. 1 day: 180 Uuni Pizzas. [Pop-up Restaurant Idea]

Editors note: This is a special guest blog post from our friends at  Buddies’ Bistro who made 180 Uuni Pizzas in one day.

Hei! We are the guys behind Buddies’ Bistro  a Pop-Up Pizzeria launched at the last Restaurant Day in Helsinki.

Being ambitious pizza makers for years and having used Uunis since their very first iteration, we decided to take them to the next level! Our goal was to use our Uunis and prepare unforgettable pizzas for as many people as possible within one day. After careful planning and several test cooks we were ready for the big day!

We prepared 20 kilograms of dough ready to be shaped into perfect pizza bases and finalised our shortlist of perfect toppings down to 3 menu options for the day.

We set up our restaurant in the middle of a park in central Helsinki. We fired up the Uunis and were ready to serve our 1st customers. 1,2,3, people were flocking to our restaurant.. and we couldn’t take a break in the whole day!  8 hours later we were done, having prepared 180 pizzas and completely running out of ingredients!

Not bad for 3 guys using 2 ovens. Restaurant Day was a huge success. We produced 22.5 pizzas an hour, which translates to only about 2.5 minutes per pizza including taking orders, preparing and baking. Now that’s fast.

Here we would like to share the recipe of our best-selling pizza that day, the Tirolese.

 Uuni Pizzas Ingredients:

 

– Classic dough

– Passata di pomodoro – seasoned with salt, olive oil and oregano

– Crumbled Mozzarella

– Sliced Tyrolean Speck  / Prosciutto

– Chanterelles

– Caramelised Onion

– Fresh Rosemary

 Method

Light up the Uuni. While waiting for the Uuni to get hot, rinse the chanterelles and cut them into halves. Take the ham and cut it into small pieces too. Once the dough is shaped into a pizza base, cover it with a few spoons of tomato sauce.

Top with some pieces of mozzarella, then place the pieces of ham and chanterelles . Finally put some caramelised onion on the pizza and it is ready to go into the Uuni for 2/3 minutes. Don’t forget to turn it at least once so it gets cooked evenly.

When the pizza is out, add some fresh rosemary and then enjoy 🙂

 

Eat great pizza, buddies!

Cheers,  Luki and Juuso- Buddies’ Bistro.

Asparagus Pizza with Sweet Potato & Feta Cheese

The combination of sweet potato and salty feta and fresh asparagus flavours makes this Asparagus Pizza one of Uuni’s most popular vegetarian recipes! You get the perfect roasted veggie taste by popping the sweet potato and asparagus in a pan in the Uuni with a bit of oil and seasoning for a couple of minutes prior to topping your pizza with it.

The results: Shazam! Magic.

Asparagus Pizza Recipe

 

– Classic dough

– Classic sauce

– 4 asparagus spears

– 1/2 small sweet potato

– Mozzarella

– Handful of crumbed feta

– Salt & pepper to season

Method

First light up your Uuni.

While you wait for your Uuni to heat up, wash and peel your sweet potato.

Once fully peeled, chop the sweet potato into very small cubes (about 1-2cm).

Now, wash your asparagus spears and chop the ends off. Place the vegetables in a roasting tin with oil and seasoning. (rosemary tastes great in there too!) Take out of the Uuni after a couple of minutes when browned nicely.

Next, spread your classic dough over a well-floured pizza peel and cover with a few tablespoons of classic pizza sauce.

Add a few slices of mozzarella, followed by your roasted asparagus spears and sweet potato cubes.

Slide your pizza into the Uuni and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes. Use your pizza peel to turn the pizza at least once during this time to ensure an even cook and colour.

Once the Asparagus Pizza crusts are looking golden brown, remove the pizza from the heat and crumble a small handful of feta over the top. Season to taste.

 

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Sweet Strawberry Pie In Wood Fired Oven

Uuni fans know that our little wood-fired oven is very versatile and whilst we excel at pizzas and savoury food, Uuni-baked desserts are awesome too! Try this family favourite.. a Strawberry Pie in 3 minutes! Fast and fabulous.

Strawberry Pie Ingredients

 

  • Shortcrust pastry rolled thinly (approx 2mm) (or use puff pastry for a  more flaky texture!)
  • A handful of fresh strawberries
  • Small bar of dark chocolate
  •  Strawberry jam
  •  Clotted cream or vanilla ice cream

Method

Light up your Uuni.

Spread your pastry over a lightly floured pizza peel (pizza style). We used pre-rolled because we love a quick dessert, but homemade is, of course, great too!

Smooth a few tablespoons of your favourite strawberry jam on top. Make sure you leave a little space at the edges for a pastry crust.

As soon as your Uuni is up to temperature, place your strawberry pizza inside and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes. Use your pizza peel to turn your pizza at least once during this time. This will ensure an even cook and colour.

Once the pastry crust looks golden brown, remove from the heat. Arrange fresh strawberry slices on top of the pie.

Grate or peel a couple of squares of dark chocolate and serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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