Low And Slow In Ooni Oven - Crispy Pizza - January 2023
Thanks to a tip from the Santa Barbara Baker - who runs a great Ooni pizza oven-centric YouTube channel - I've changed the way that I'm using my Ooni Pro 16 outdoor oven. Historically, I've used the burner FULL-BLAST, but he turned me on to low-and-slow. I preheat the oven for at least 30 minutes to get the floor temperature up then, right before I slide the pie off the peel, I turn the temp down to like 1/3rd of the flame power. This allows for a much longer bake and a crispy, flop-free bottom. I then turn the burner back up to full power and finish the top off for 30 seconds or so.
I haven't quite figured out or solved the final cheese mix on these low-and-slow Ooni bakes - this one above is about 90% fresh mozz with a few little sprinkles of Fontina.
I've also totally abaondoned the Ooni Pro 16 door because it kept extinsuishing the flame from the burner - due to (I think) - the lack of oxygen. Maybe...if I modify the door in some way - like drilling holes in it - there's a way to put the door back into service.