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Woodfired Tarte Tatin

October 10, 2018, 3:18 pm

Woodfired Tarte Tatin is an impressive dessert to produce from your woodfired ovens and is straightforward to make. Serve hot with vanilla icecream - delicious! Woodfired Tarte Tatin - Ingredients Pastry 100g butter, frozen 150g plain flour pinch of salt Iced water… Read more »

Woodfired Tomatoes

October 4, 2018, 12:05 am

Woodfired Tomatoes may be a simple dish to do but, honestly, once you.ve cooked your tomatoes like this, you won't cook them any other way. Sweet, intense, totally tomatoey - they are truly the best way to cook tomatoes we have EVER (!!!) found. This week's… Read more »

Telling the Temperatures in your Woodfired Oven

September 27, 2018, 8:17 am

Telling the temperatures in your woodfired oven can be a challenge! For a start you're often dealing with temperatures much hotter that your regular cooking and if there's a fire in the oven, the temperatures will go up and down and vary in different parts of the oven. Only if… Read more »

Woodfired Mussels a la Plancha

September 20, 2018, 12:01 am

Woodfired Mussels a la Plancha are a taste sensation. If you aren't convinced about the effect of woodsmoke on food, do try this recipe - you'll be converted! We used cherry wood chips but you can play around with different flavours and whatever wood you have handy. The juicy mussels… Read more »

Woodfired Pork with a Creamy Mushroom Sauce

September 13, 2018, 6:33 am

Woodfired Pork with a Creamy Mushroom Sauce has to be one of the most impressive but straightforward meals for 2 you can make. Here's what we did - Woodfired Pork with a Creamy Mushroom Sauce- Ingredients 1 pork tenderloin, trimmmed 1 onion,… Read more »

Woodfired Focaccia

September 6, 2018, 12:01 am

Woodfired Focaccia is one of the most popular breads on our village bread box delivery and known in some friends’ houses by the kids as David’s bread. The dough of the Woodfired Focaccia is a bit challenging to make as it’s so soft but it forms an incredible big pillow… Read more »

Woodfired Vegetable Salads

August 30, 2018, 10:22 am

Woodfired Vegetable Salads - we love the variety of veggies around at the moment; we're literally inundated with courgettes, beetroot, tomatoes, beans, cauliflowers, peppers and so much more. In our never ending quest to show woodfired oven cooking is more than pizzas and big bits of meat, we've put together… Read more »

Woodfired Oven Wood

August 23, 2018, 12:01 am

Woodfired oven wood - which one do I use, where do I get it, how do I store it. These crucial questions and more are all on the minds of our woodfired cooking students. You wouldn't think there was so much to know about your woodfired oven wood. Don't worry… Read more »

Woodfired Coca

August 16, 2018, 7:02 am

Woodfired Coca are a northern Spanish version of pizza but with no cheese – a fabulous flatbread with an endless variety of potential toppings. If you happen to be in the Santa Caterina market in Barcelona, check out the bread stalls for their cocas and topping ideas – spinach with… Read more »

Woodfired Paella

August 9, 2018, 6:00 am

We love woodfired paella – it really reminds us of our trips to the Alpujarras in southern Spain where we’ll undoubtedly cook it outdoors in the olive groves over fire with the group we’ve taken. Paella doesn’t have to be fishy – there in the mountains we cook it with… Read more »