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Manna from Devon Cooking School

Hot Cross Bun Heaven

April 13, 2017, 7:08 pm

We love breadmaking as you've probably guessed and this week we've been hot cross bun-ing as it's the Easter weekend. We made some gorgeous off piste ones with chocolate, orange and Cointreau and another batch with pistachio and lemon but sometimes you've just got to stick with the classics which… Read more »

Woodfired Chicken Pie - We Love National Pie Week

March 9, 2017, 3:51 pm

It's National Pie Week, when we celebrate the deliciousness of pies of every kind. Are you a proponent of the pork pie, an adherent of apple tarts, a sucker for a suet pudding?  If so this is your week, a time to stand up, place your hand on your heart… Read more »

Flipping Pancakes

March 1, 2017, 10:16 am

Pancake Day is one of those not-to-be-missed moments in the calendar, one of the days when your childhood is brought back amongst memories of flipping batter into pancakes, squeezing lemons and shaking sugar before the long Lenten stretch til Easter. … Read more »

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck?

February 25, 2017, 3:21 pm

Well a wood chuck should never be judged on the quantity of wood just the quality of the said wood....and you definitely need to make sure your wood for burning is top quality stuff. Another question we get asked all the time – and that’s fine – is “what kind… Read more »

Still lots of heat to use in a falling oven - don't waste it!

January 25, 2017, 10:16 am

One of the pre-conceptions students on our woodfired courses have is that if they can't see the fire, they can't do any cooking. In a wood fired oven with a good refractory covering and layer of insulation however, there will still be plenty of stored heat to carry on cooking.… Read more »

Using the Door Of Your Woodfired Oven to Best Effect.

January 11, 2017, 1:00 pm

To Door or Not to Door: Whether you have built your own woodfired oven from scratch or bought one of the many manufactured versions available it probably has a door of some sort. Today I am going to talk about how and when to use the door to best effect… Read more »

Are you ready for your new delivery? Our essential advice for siting your wood fired oven

December 16, 2016, 7:50 am

Christmas is upon us and if you’re hoping Santa is bringing your wood fired oven down the chimney, you'd better think of where you’ll be putting it and get the site ready for when it arrives.   Here’s our advice for making the most out of your site – it… Read more »

Wood Fired Duck - A Quacker of a Christmas Dinner

December 8, 2016, 9:08 am

  Today we've been cooking a Christmas meal of roast duck, roast potatoes, braised cabbage, steamed Brussel sprouts and heritage carrots. This was mostly cooked in a 60cm internal diameter insulated wood fired oven, in this case a small Bushman oven from Dingley Dell. Our blog will tell you, step… Read more »

Pop Ups are still popping up

August 23, 2016, 3:27 pm

Our pop up suppers have been just fab this year - lots of lovely people having fun and enjoying great food on our new wood fired oven deck. We've only got a few evenings left - our pizza night on the 15th September followed by a couple of fundraising suppers… Read more »

Manna from Devon Chocolate Brownies - the recipe!

August 22, 2016, 7:37 am

Remember our double chocolate brownies? Dark, rich and melting. perfect just heated slightly and served with some fresh raspberries and tip-top vanilla ice cream. Winners of awards and bringing smiles to chocoholics everywhere..... Since we became so busy with the cooking school, we have stopped making brownies for sale -… Read more »