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Manna from Devon Cooking School

Woodfired Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

March 21, 2019, 12:15 am

Woodfired Steak with Chimichurri Sauce - a delicious way of eating your steak, definitely one of our favourites. Skirt steak is a hard working muscle, usually used for slow-cooking or Cornish pasties but if you marinate it for a while and then cook it real quick, it's a great surprise… Read more »

Woodfired Harissa Paste

March 20, 2019, 7:26 pm

Woodfired Harissa Paste - What to do with some oldish peppers and chillies on a Wednesday afternoon when you've had enough office time. Rustle up some woodfired harissa paste with toasted coriander, fennel and cumin of course! If you don't have a woodfired oven, you can also do this on… Read more »

Woodfired Flammkuchen

March 14, 2019, 12:15 am

Woodfired Flammkuchen (or Tarte Flambé if you’re on the French side of the border) is a thin and delicious flatbread from the Alsace region along the French/German border. It is much like an Italian pizza bianca, baked at a high heat and covered with a delicious combination of crème fraiche,… Read more »

Woodfired Yorkshire Puddings

March 7, 2019, 12:15 am

Woodfired Yorkshire Puddings are now an irreplaceable part of our Roast Beef Sunday lunches. They are also now regularly seen on pub menus stuffed with sausages and onion gravy and at swanky parties served as mini puds and filled with rare roast beef and mustard or horseradish cream; the Yorkshire… Read more »

Portuguese Custard Tarts - one of our favourite tarts of all time!

March 6, 2019, 11:20 am

Ever since we travelled to Porto for a mini break a few years ago we have been trying to reproduce the delicious Pasteis de Nata we tasted all over the city. A different thing entirely to traditional English custard tarts, the thin, light, crisp pastry surrounding a soft, sweet filling… Read more »

Woodfired American Pancakes

February 28, 2019, 12:15 am

Woodfired American Pancakes is this week's woodfired weekly - a really easy recipe for you to try on Pancake Day. These make a great breakfast or brunch and are a sure fire winner when you’ve got children – they particularly love them with crispy bacon, banana slices and maple syrup… Read more »

Which Oils to use in your Woodfired Oven

February 21, 2019, 12:15 am

Which Oils to use in your Woodfired Oven - this is a question we're asked time and again on our woodfired cooking courses here at Manna from Devon. As ever with woodfired cooking, there is no definitive answer but here are some of the ones that we like best. Do… Read more »

Woodfired Monkfish with Pancetta and Basil

February 14, 2019, 9:18 am

Woodfired Monkfish with Pancetta and Basil is this week's woodfired weekly - a delicious supper for 2, just in time for Valentine's Day, if you're quick! Firm, succulent monkfish wrapped in crispy pancetta with some basil for added flavours. Let us know how you get on! It's another of our… Read more »

Woodfired Buttermilk Chicken with Thai-style Slaw

February 7, 2019, 12:15 am

Woodfired Buttermilk Chicken with Thai-style Slaw - A deliciously succulent dish of buttermilk marinaded chicken cooked in the woodfired oven until crispy and then served with a fresh, Thai-style slaw, perfect when you need to feed a crowd.   Do check out… Read more »

Woodfired Potato Farl

January 31, 2019, 12:15 am

Woodfired Potato Farl - an Irish potato bread and a great accompaniment for breakfasts or brunch which is how we enjoy ours. We play a game with an Irish friend when we say what we can’t imagine life without – we say bread and he says potatoes (yes I know,… Read more »