Charcoal pizza oven and how you can benefit from it

Charcoal pizza oven will really be a great acquisition to your home and we’re not just saying that. It’s appropriate for most dishes, even the ones you wouldn’t think of. Have you ever heard of a soup, prepared in a charcoal pizza oven, or a cake? There is no need to limit yourself to burgers and hotdogs, you can use the charcoal oven for baking bread, pizza, cupcakes, pies and other desserts, potatoes, fish and other sea food and any vegetable imaginable. If you desire a true charcoal flavour in the oven, there is no need to visit a charcoal oven restaurant - you can cook like a pro at home! Later we’ll explain how to make a charcoal oven gluten-free bread, but first let’s review some other reasons, why you maybe-definitely-certainly need a high-quality charcoal pizza oven.

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Why everybody loves charcoal oven restaurants?

Most people enjoy grilled food, which is the main reason for the enormous popularity of charcoal oven restaurants. Charcoal oven restaurant can take advantage of modern charcoal pizza ovens and offer food, which is superior to many other alternatives. Grilled food is healthy, because the charcoal pizza oven eliminates the need for excessive oil or salt - the food is full of natural flavors with an addition of subtle smoky taste. Any passerby will immediately be attracted to the wonderful smell, coming from your charcoal oven restaurant and stunned by a variety of food you will be able to offer. At Kopaoven, for example, we offer different models, appropriate for charcoal oven restaurants, which differ in sizes, working tops and colors. We kindly invite you to browse through our webpage and contact us if you have additional questions regarding our charcoal pizza ovens.

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How charcoal oven works for your benefit

A charcoal pizza oven is easy to use. When you heat it up for the first time, let it work without any food for about 45 minutes to remove any oil and cleaning products, which might have been used during the production. After that you can use it as you’re used to, but you’ll soon notice many benefits of charcoal pizza ovens. They are capable of preparing several dishes at the same time and they will at least double your cooking surface (which is especially welcoming in charcoal oven restaurants, where we need to prepare a lot of food quickly). Charcoal pizza oven also enables more control over temperature, if you choose a model with different heights/cooing positions and you can also control the upper-flow regulator to determine, how much smoke you want in your oven. The temperatures in charcoal pizza ovens are higher, which also speeds up the process and helps the food to form a nice crust with tender and moist inside.


How to make a charcoal oven gluten-free bread?

What about people with special dietary requirements? Can they also use a charcoal oven for baking and grilling? Yes, of course they can! A charcoal pizza oven is also appropriate for preparing different types of food, from vegetarian, to vegan and gluten-free. Even the charcoal oven restaurants can adapt their offer to different dietary meal plans. For baking gluten-free bread in a charcoal oven, you can use any recipe that you like, most basic being:

  • 500 ml lukewarm water
  • 500 grams of gluten-free flour
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 20 grams of fresh yeast (or a package of dry least),
  • olive oil.

Dissolve the yeast in some water with a teaspoon of sugar and a tablespoon of flour. Wait for 10 minutes than mix all the ingredients together. Gluten-free bread behaves differently than regular bread and the dough should be softer (somewhat between the dough and the cake batter). When you combine all the ingredients (thorough kneading is not necessary), place the dough in a baking pan and smoothen the surface with wet spatula. Let the dough rise once (cca 45 minutes) and bake it in a charcoal pizza oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 35-40 minutes. Remove it from the oven and let it cool.