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Woodfired Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie

April 19, 2018, 6:00 am

Woodfired Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie??! When we cook pastry in the woodfired oven, it is always a surprise to our woodfired cookery students. But if we can do flatbreads and pizzas, why not pastry? It stays crispy and short, no soggy bottoms here. It also stretches us to be… Read more »

Essential woodfired equipment

April 16, 2018, 5:08 pm

After last week's blog , we thought some information on essential woodfired equipment might be useful. If you are going to cook successfully with your oven, there are some bits of essential woodfired equipment you need. You will find everything we've listed will make things easy and efficient.  It can… Read more »

Woodfired Salt & Pepper Squid

April 12, 2018, 7:00 am

Often students on our wood fired cooking courses or fish courses will be reluctant to try squid saying they don’t like them as they are too rubbery. With a little encouragement, they are converted and say… Read more »

Where to site your woodfired oven

April 10, 2018, 6:40 pm

With spring finally starting to have sprung, lots of people are looking at buying woodfired ovens and one of the most important things to consider is where to site your woodfired oven. Here’s some of the advice we pass on to our students on our woodfired courses for making the… Read more »

Woodfired Brunch - Huevos Rancheros for a crowd

April 5, 2018, 7:59 am

We love cooking a woodfired brunch - we use the fire and its heat in the oven as it's heating up and then can use the more stable heat that has built up for some other cooking… Read more »

Floury doughy woodfired FAQs

April 3, 2018, 5:09 pm

On our woodfired cooking courses we always talk a lot about dough and an awful lot about pizza dough. Here are some of the floury doughy woodfired FAQs about pizza flour and dough that we cover that we hope will be of help to those of you who have been… Read more »

Manna from Devon's Woodfired Easter Baking

March 29, 2018, 5:55 am

Easter wouldn't be Easter without some woodfired Easter baking - freshly baked hot cross buns and a chocolate cake as well for those who have been off chocolate during Lent. Using the retained heat of the woodfired oven by taking out the fire is the best way to bake as… Read more »

Tinned tomatoes or your own sauce - which do you prefer for your woodfired pizza?

March 28, 2018, 2:58 pm

One of the most important parts of the woodfired pizza, we think, is the tomato base spread around your well developed dough. Do you use tinned tomatoes, or your own sauce for your woodfired pizza, and does it really matter??! We've heard of some people who use a tomato purée… Read more »

Our Perfect Woodfired Christmas Turkey

December 22, 2017, 12:41 pm

Tis the season to be jolly and we find, as long as we've done as much prep as possible, it's a very jolly time of year indeed. Here's our we roast our woodfired turkey - We brine our turkey… Read more »

Mulled Wine From Our Wood Fired Oven

December 20, 2017, 3:58 pm

The latest instalment in our wood fired advent calendar is a batch of mulled wine from the wood fired oven. We're using the oven like a hob here which is great as it clears the hob in  your kitchen of a boiling pan and stops your kitchen getting steamed up.… Read more »