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Eating outdoors, around a fire, brings out the primitive in us all. Admittedly, this oven isn’t primitive, but it is made almost entirely from recycled and salvaged materials. These can be made at the fraction of the expense of a commercial oven – small examples of which can cost upwards of a grand! The key is to light the oven about 2 – 3 hours prior to cooking. The cooking being the fun part:

Prep all your ingredients beforehand – make more than you need, as the oven retains its heat for a further 2 hours after cooking.

Have everything to hand – near the oven – so that your pizza dough remains fresh and the pizza can be transferred from paddle to plate with the utmost efficiency – essential if you have impatient guests or starving children!