If you like to entertain friends and family at home, chances are your ultimate entertainer’s dream is having your very own outdoor pizza oven. Introducing the Morso Forno Outdoor Oven, an outdoor wood heater and oven in one, beautifully designed and crafted, and excellent for cooking all kinds of food.
The Morso Forno is not just for pizza. It is far more than an outdoor pizza oven. Use it to cook a wide variety of foods: shellfish, red meat, poultry, baked cheese, pancakes, tarts, bread, in addition to the ever-popular pizza! The Morso Forno Outdoor Oven is perfect for cooking meat and seafood at high temperatures with lots of flame, however, it is also suited to cooking dishes that require more delicacy and finesse, such as desserts.
Danish brand, Morso, was founded in 1853 and began making wood burners and tiled stoves in the early 1900s. Morso produced and supplied tiled stoves and heaters to schools, churches, the railways, ministries and the Danish royal household. In 1915, Morso became the coveted Purveyor to the Royal Court.
Today, Morso makes beautiful indoor wood heaters for your home, black cast iron kitchen equipment, and stylish wood heater accessories. In 2012, Morso launched their first Forno Outdoor Oven.
You can cook all kinds of seafood and soups in the Morso Forno, such as prawns, oysters, mussels and fish. How about good old pumpkin soup, or vegetable soup with chicken meatballs? Or maybe you fancy a roast vegetable salad or lightly grilled meat. So many starter dishes are possible in the Morso Forno.
How about steak with herb butter or braised rack of lamb? Or even venison kebabs, pork belly, lamb shank, roast pork or chicken breast. You can even smoke seafood or meat in this amazing outdoor oven. All this and more can be done to perfection in the Morso Forno.
You could make something a little different, like apple and cinnamon flatbread, grilled peaches, baked brie with white wine or toasted pineapple skewers. Or even baked apples, pancakes, grilled bananas or fruit tarte tatin. So many ideas and uses for the Morso Forno when it comes to entertaining!
Outdoor Oven Pizza Dough
Are you on the lookout for the best pizza dough recipe? This could be it! Here’s a recipe from the Morso website that makes 4-5 pizzas.
Pizza dough recipe:
¼ litre cold water
1 tsp sugar
300g type ”00” flour or durum flour high in protein.
125g coarse ground semolina or polenta (coarse ground maize flour)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp olive oil
Mix the water, yeast and sugar. The sugar gives the yeast something to live from and brings the dough to life. Then add 150g ”00” flour and 125g semolina. Then stir or knead until no lumps remain. Add the salt and oil, stir again and then add the rest of the flour in two stages. If the dough feels too moist, add more ”00″ flour. Now knead for all you’re worth. The dough has to be activated, which is best done by man or girl power. After 10-15 minutes, the dough should be smooth and flexible to the touch.
Make a cut in the dough and check that it is shiny inside. If so, you can relax with a glass of red wine while the dough rises to double size in the fridge. If you’re ready in good time, you can leave it to rise overnight for the best result. But even the shorter rising time will also give you a delicious base.
Take the dough out and cut it into balls of about 160g. Knead the balls by folding into the same point in the ball, leaving a smooth and stretchy surface. The ball should spring back up when you press into it on top. Place the dough balls on a tray and leave them cold (preferably in a refrigerator) for an hour. Take them out so that they reach room temperature. Now they are ready to be rolled or stretched and topped.
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