How to Make a Margherita Pizza, W/a Wood Fired Brick Oven

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How to Make a Margherita Pizza, W/a Wood Fired Brick Oven Recipe
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My "do it yourself" brick pizza oven. This outdoor cooking area, evolved from a grill station, cast iron cooking area and now a brick wood fired pizza oven.

My "do it yourself" brick pizza oven. This outdoor cooking area, evolved from a grill station, cast iron cooking area and now a brick wood fired pizza oven.

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My gathered ingredients to make the pizza dough.

My gathered ingredients to make the pizza dough.

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All the dry ingredients, in the bowl.

All the dry ingredients, in the bowl.

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Add the water, and stir on low until all the ingredients come together.

Add the water, and stir on low until all the ingredients come together.

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Kneed the dough using the stand mixer for 10 minutes, medium speed. OR, you can turn the dough out on to a floured board and kneed, by hand for 10 minutes.

Kneed the dough using the stand mixer for 10 minutes, medium speed. OR, you can turn the dough out on to a floured board and kneed, by hand for 10 minutes.

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Generously add Olive oil to a glass dish or bowl. Spread out evenly. Set aside.

Generously add Olive oil to a glass dish or bowl. Spread out evenly. Set aside.

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Remove dough from mixing bowl onto a floured work surface. Cut into 4 even pieces. Roll into tight dough balls and place into oiled dish.

Remove dough from mixing bowl onto a floured work surface. Cut into 4 even pieces. Roll into tight dough balls and place into oiled dish.

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Roll dough ball around in the olive oil to coat the dough. Wrap the entire dish with plastic wrap. I place in the dough in the refrigerator for 6 - 8 hours.

Roll dough ball around in the olive oil to coat the dough. Wrap the entire dish with plastic wrap. I place in the dough in the refrigerator for 6 - 8 hours.

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Gathered ingredients!

Gathered ingredients!

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Crush tomatoes with your hand or use a potato masher!

Crush tomatoes with your hand or use a potato masher!

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Sauté the garlic lightly.

Sauté the garlic lightly.

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After the garlic is sautéed, add crushed tomatoes, sugar, salt & pepper, oregano and thyme.

After the garlic is sautéed, add crushed tomatoes, sugar, salt & pepper, oregano and thyme.

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Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer. Reduce by a 1/4.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer. Reduce by a 1/4.

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Reduced. Thick and rich! Set aside or refrigerate until you are ready to assemble the pizzas.

Reduced. Thick and rich! Set aside or refrigerate until you are ready to assemble the pizzas.

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Lighting charcoal to start up the oven.

Lighting charcoal to start up the oven.

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Charcoal is added to the brick oven. Extra wood is added to the fire.

Charcoal is added to the brick oven. Extra wood is added to the fire.

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I block the entrance to the oven to make sure the bricks really heat up! It takes sever hours to heat this up to about 700 degrees f.

I block the entrance to the oven to make sure the bricks really heat up! It takes sever hours to heat this up to about 700 degrees f.

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Pull the dough out of the refrigerator about an hour before you are ready to assemble pizzas.

Pull the dough out of the refrigerator about an hour before you are ready to assemble pizzas.

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Flour and cornmeal added to my pizza peel.

Flour and cornmeal added to my pizza peel.

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Stretching the dough ...

Stretching the dough ...

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Adding the sauce ...

Adding the sauce ...

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Fresh cubed mozzarella ...

Fresh cubed mozzarella ...

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Drizzle of olive oil ...

Drizzle of olive oil ...

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I love fresh basil!

I love fresh basil!

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In the HOT pizza oven.

In the HOT pizza oven.

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The oven is so hot it only takes a few minutes to bake ...

The oven is so hot it only takes a few minutes to bake ...

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... we have to turn it a few times to have some even baking.

... we have to turn it a few times to have some even baking.

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So good! I don't think I want pizzeria pizza again.

So good! I don't think I want pizzeria pizza again.

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Four cheeses!

Four cheeses!

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... the oven was so hot ... We made all 4 dough balls into pizzas; 2 Margherita pizzas, 1 - Four cheese and 1 - Honey mustard fried onion!

... the oven was so hot ... We made all 4 dough balls into pizzas; 2 Margherita pizzas, 1 - Four cheese and 1 - Honey mustard fried onion!

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And for my son ...

And for my son ...

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Honey mustard, mozzarella, shredded parm and ....

Honey mustard, mozzarella, shredded parm and ....

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... French's fried onions!

... French's fried onions!

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Delicious!

Delicious!

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Thank you for viewing my brick oven Margherita pizza guide. Please "like" it and check out my other delicious dessert guides!

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