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 Ooni-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 Ooni! It is just not practical for me to have a large, traditional wood- fired oven due to limited-space.
The Ooni 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
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
– Any ole’ honey will do
Fried buttered tofu (cubed or sliced, extra firm)
A few sprigs of cilantro (coriander)
A sprinkle of Sesame Seeds
– 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.
- Know your audience when applying the sriracha! It will be spicer after the pizza has baked, and make sure to balance out with honey.