An Ooni Kind of Christmas - What to Cook this Festive Season
It’s that time of year again, where good food and drink reign supreme on chilly winter eves. Make Christmas extra-special this year with flame-cooked goodness – recipes so delicious, they’d make any Jack Frost, Grinch or Scrooge smile.
Whether it’s an outdoor winter party or family festive feast, we’ve got you covered. Take a peek for inspiration below!
A good selection of tasty finger food makes a good feast GREAT. Even better when it's super easy to prepare, like these pull-apart, cheesy Christmas tree dough balls. (The speed at which these were devoured at HQ is a true testament to their deliciousness!) More cheese? We hear you – try this baked cheesy artichoke dip for a flourish of sophistication.
Let’s face it, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without some showstopping meat. Try something new this year like sweet citrus roast duck legs, or spiced apple and cinnamon pork chops. If you’re a sucker for classics, there’s turkey two ways: with baby leeks and garlic butter, or spatchcocked and roasted whole.
Cast iron is your friend this holiday, to create a selection of sumptuous sides. Spruce up your sprouts with chili and bacon, or nutmeg and butter. There’s maple-glazed carrots, pigs in blankets, and that all-important stuffing (which tastes 100 times better flame-cooked, trust us on this one!)
Much like a Christmas jumper, you can get super creative with Christmas pizzas. It’s time to think outside the (pizza) box, and there’s no shortage of inspiration – we’ve got a cheeseboard pizza (yes, you read that right), pigs in blankets pizza, Christmas everything pizza, roast chestnut and stilton pizza (move over, Nat King Cole), apple, bacon, and cheddar pizza, a miracle on 34th st. pizza, and even a stuffed crust margherita star pizza!
The holidays mean sweet treats. Nothing beats a warm glass of mulled wine, but these sticky mulled wine rolls just might. There’s also a spicier, gingerbread version (if it’s too early to eat the gingerbread house). We’re not finished with mulled wine though – baked pears submerged in a sweet mulled glaze are something special with a scoop of ice cream. We’ve got a tangy-sweet apple and cranberry crumble, or a whisky-spiked pear galette to warm the cockles. (Which just so happens to be gluten-free and vegan too!)
That’s a big list of recipes, so there’s no excuse not to get a little creative this year. With colder, darker nights, there’s no better time to fire up your Ooni Pizza Oven and spread a little warmth and cheer. We wouldn’t recommend leaving any mince pies by the oven chimney though, it might be a little tight!
Let us know how you get on with your Christmas creations over at @oonihq.
Happy holidays from team Ooni!