Make the most of your pizza oven with these delicious recipes. Whilst pizza ovens are of course great at cooking pizza, they are also brilliant at cooking a vast range of other dishes from curries to soups, to pastries and desserts. Get out of the kitchen and into your garden all year round with these quick and easy recipes. 

Wood Fired Chicken Madras

Written by Polly Brummell, Oct 2016

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A Southern Indian dish by location, a Madras is very much an English dish at heart! This version is a great starting point- you can add more chillies for heat or fold through some yoghurt if you want a slightly creamier, milder curry. Adding a squeeze of lemon, lime or even a splash of vinegar can also bring a touch of tangy sourness.

You’ll Need

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil

  • 2 chicken breast, cut into good size chunks

  • 1 large red onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 large red chilli, diced

  • Thumb piece of ginger, grated

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1½ tbsp ground cumin

  • 1½ tbsp ground coriander

  • 1tsp hot chilli powder

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1 tbsp garam masala

  • 400g tinned tomatoes

  • 200ml chicken stock

  • Coriander for garnish


Firstly, fire up your wood fired oven to its optimum temperature and allow to cool to 280°C.

Next, heat the oil and sweat your onions and garlic with some salt. Once soft, add the ginger and chilli, continue to stir at the mouth of your wood fired oven.

Add all your spices, except the garam masala and continue to cook in the mouth of your oven until a paste begins to form.

Then, add your chicken and mix well until it’s coated by the spice mix.

Cover with your tomatoes and stock, then cook in the mouth of your oven uncovered for around an hour.

When your chicken is cooked and the sauce is of the desired consistency, finish with the garam masala and coriander leaves. Serve with some fluffy rice.

Nutella Calzones

Writen on June 28, 2017 by Polly Brummell

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Once your oven has cooled after a pizza party, and you’ve got some dough left, these yummy Nutella Calzones are what to make! Always a crowd pleaser and great to make with kids! 


  • Left over pizza dough

  • Nutella

  • Melted chocolate for serving (if you really want to indulge)


For this recipe you will need to be using the residual heat in your wood fired oven, with the temperature sitting at around 210°c.

Take your leftover pizza dough and using around 100g per calzone, open roughly with your hands-it doesn’t need to be as thin as your pizzas, just a basic circle shape will do!

Leaving a 1-2cm edge uncovered, spoon a couple of heaped tea spoons of Nutella (and banana if you fancy it!) into the centre of the dough and roll the edge over to form a pasty shape.

Use your fingers to crimp the edges together before baking directly on the oven floor for around 5 minutes with the door on.

NOTE: these can also be cooked in a hot oven if your guests are too impatient to wait for it to cool down! Just put them as far away from the fire as possible and turn regularly!