Sausage = Saw Such? I'm really clinging for puns now.
GOOD NEWS! THE OVEN HAS ARRIVED!
Mid gym session on Wednesday afternoon, I received a phone call to let me know that there was a man, with a van, and a delivery, waiting outside my house. He had a 15 minute window before he had to move on, so needless to say, I had to haul ass. 14 minutes of pretty reckless - I mean - SAFE driving later, I got home and signed for the magnificent beast. Now this thing had more weight behind it than a sumo-owned sushi bar. Seeing as the delivery driver had a pallet jack, a sane mind would think that he'd be willing to help me get it into my back garden, right?
Incorrect. Apparently my front garden was going to be its final resting place as far as he was concerned. Luckily, thanks to some shared workload lifting between a few of the lads (and a few days rest inbetween), the oven was put on its makeshift stand Friday afternoon ready for its first test run!
Due to there not being a game over the weekend, we finished training a reasonable time on Friday afternoon. Perfect opportunity to fire it up and test a few little recipes. On the menu?
Margherita - Its a staple right? If you can't nail that, you aren't really gonna do well.
What I'm calling the "Better-oni" - same premise as a pepperoni, but just with some locally made salami from a farm shop near me *SPOILER ALERT* Its the tits.
The "It Doesn't Have A Name Yet But When I Can Think Of An Appropriate Pun, It Will Have A Name." Catchy. This is a combo of some local Worcester Sausages, Worcester goats cheese, and some caramelised onions. Its also the tits.
I don't think you can beat a few beers and pizza in the sun. This oven was painfully efficient. Up to temperature dead quick, retained its heat with me only having to add 2 extra logs over 2 hours, and managed to impart a smokey flavour onto the pizzas. Impressed so far. To finish this blog I'll just add some pictures and statements from lads that were there, as I'm always going to be biased.
"Delightful dough, the sweetest sauce, and tantalising toppings. Pizza lovers be prepared!" - Luke Baldwin
"No I will not write a review for your stupid blog." -Anonymous
*muffled sounds of enjoyment* - Ben Howard
"I wasn't there." Mum
"SNAAAAAAAAAACKS" - Niall Annett
The dough came out well and bar a little issue with a moist mozzarella, every pizza was pretty damn good. We could be on the road very soon.