How to Throw the Ultimate Garden Party
Your menu can be simple or elaborate, but if it’s cooked outside, over an open flame, everyone is happy – including you. The last place you want to be when the sun is shining is inside manning the stove.
Option 1: Fire Up the Grill
With plenty of grill space to cook for a crowd, Weber’s Master-Touch GBS E-5750 charcoal barbecue with in-built thermometer will see you through many years of sun-dappled feasting. The porcelain-enamelled bowl and lid are deep, meaning you can cook larger cuts, and two charcoal baskets promises greater temperature control, whether you’re grilling directly or indirectly. Naturally, it caters to smoking too, but the model’s Gourmet BBQ System (GBS) also enables you to replace the middle grate with a range of accessories, including a wok and Dutch oven. Our favourite handy detail, though? The Tuck Away lid holder, which ensures you can keep a cocktail in hand while cooking up a storm.
Option 2: Make It a Pizza Party
Everyone loves pizza; make a batch of classic dough (see below) ahead of time, set out a smorgasbord of gourmet toppings and invite everyone to create their dream pie with Ooni’s Koda 16 pizza oven. Running on gas for ultimate convenience and temperature control, it reaches 500°C in 20 minutes and will stone bake a 16-inch crust to perfection in 60 seconds flat. Hot, perfectly crispy Neapolitan pizza with charred bubbles and melted, gooey cheese – coming right up!
Ooni’s Signature Pizza Dough Recipe
Makes 3 large 16" pizzas
364ml cold water
20g fresh yeast (or 9.2g active dried yeast, or 7g instant dried yeast)
607g "00" flour, plus extra for dusting