9 July, 2013
Jiko Pizza – Kenyan BBQ Party!Comments : 15 Posted in : Food, London on by : Reema Tags: BBQ, charcoal oven, Jiko, Kenyan BBQ, Pizza
My brother and sister-in-law celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary over the weekend by hosting a BBQ at their home. Not just any BBQ though – this was a Pizza BBQ with a Kenyan twist….and it was oh so yummy!
I had never heard of a Kenyan Pizza BBQ before and was super excited to try something unique and far removed from the overdone burgers and sausages!
The pizzas are baked in a traditional Kenyan charcoal oven known as ‘Jiko’ in Swahili. Jikos come in various sizes and are an energy saving, eco-friendly way to bake cakes, breads, pizzas and what not?
All you need is fresh dough, tomato sauce and your choice of toppings. This was one of my favourites: cheese, chorizo, green chillies and corn! SPICY!
Assembled pizzas go straight into the jiko and bake until beautifully crisp and done. Our jiko had 3 layers and could manage several pizzas at one time. Perfect for a jiko pizza party!
Here’s another favourite from the day – spinach, mushrooms and cheese,drizzled with olive oil and baked until slightly burnt! 😉 Crispy perfection!
Great company, delicious Kenyan pizzas and some very potent British Pimms made for a fabulous celebration. Can’t wait for the next jiko pizza BBQ!
If you fancy trying out a Jiko Pizza, your best bet is to bag an invite to a Kenyan pizza BBQ or perhaps consider Kuki’s Catering to cater your next summer party!
You could, of course, also try importing your very own Jiko all the way from Kenya….now that’s an idea! 😉