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Manna from Devon Cooking School

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 »

Woodfired Spiced Lamb, Roast Aubergines & Pitta Breads

August 2, 2018, 5:00 am

Woodfired Spiced Lamb, Roast Aubergines & Pitta Breads - one of our favourite combinations from the woodfired ovens. Spiced and slightly smokey lamb, roast and succulent aubergines all stuffed into a pillowy pocket of homemade pitta breads - a perfect summer lunch or supper.   This… Read more »

Woodfired Red Mullet with Mediterranean Vegetables

July 26, 2018, 6:01 am

Woodfired Red Mullet with Mediterranean Vegetables is one of our favourite ways of cooking one of our favourite fish. Sweet fleshed and rosy hued red mullet is a real beaut and when paired with roast and slightly charred veggies and a zing of lemon; because honestly it's a real winner!… Read more »

Lighting your Woodfired Oven

July 19, 2018, 10:14 am

Lighting your woodfired oven and getting it up to temperature is one of the most crucial skills to master with your woodfired cooking. Some of our students on our courses admit to finding this challenging. We thought we'd make this week's Woodfired Weekly more of a tutorial and show you… Read more »

Woodfired Raspberry Clafoutis

July 12, 2018, 6:00 am

Woodfired Raspberry Clafoutis is a fantastic summer dessert to cook in the falling heat of your oven. Served hot with cool vanilla ice cream melting over the top, it's a great way to end an alfresco evening with friends. Woodfired Raspberry Clafoutis… Read more »

Woodfired Pork Chops with Mole Poblano Sauce

July 4, 2018, 9:29 am

Woodfired Pork Chops with Mole Poblano Sauce - a delicious concoction of fruit, nuts and spices, a hit of dark chocolate and a little smoke from the woodfired oven. The chocolate gives a depth of flavour and richness rather than making it sweet - we use a bit now and… Read more »

Scones from the Woodfired Oven

June 28, 2018, 5:41 am

Scones from the Woodfired Oven Here in Devon scones are a serious business but we've found scones from the woodfired oven beat all others into a cocked hat. Light and fluffy inside with a golden brown crust - sweet or savoury, they are a delight. We use the best recipe… Read more »

Lunch and Dem for the Bovey Tracey Activity Trust Lunch Group

June 21, 2018, 7:49 am

What a joy to welcome the Bovey Tracey Activity Trust Lunch Group to the cooking school for a dem and lunch last week. A more super-energised group of people we couldn't wish to meet including nearly 93 year old Betty who is putting younger types to shame with her zest… Read more »

Woodfired Beer Can Chicken

June 20, 2018, 7:05 pm

We're back and Woodfired Beer Can Chicken is our latest Woodfired Weekly Video - we hope you like it; do let us know how you get on. It was National Beer Day on the 15th June so we're playing catch up with that, as we do with so many things!… Read more »