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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 »

Woodfired Socca

January 24, 2019, 12:15 am

Woodfired Socca are a delicious chickpea pancake from the South of France and as a bonus are a fabulous pizza alternative for those who are gluten-free. Much better than a fake-bread pizza base and actually delicious for everyone. Check out what we did on this week's #woodfiredweekly This week's #woodfiredweekly … Read more »

Woodfired Mackerel Escabeche

January 10, 2019, 12:15 am

Woodfired Mackerel Escabeche, here done with red mullet as well, has to be one of our favourite fish dishes and perfect for lunch; the pinky-orange red mullet and the silvery-blue mackerel look fantastic with zingy orange zest, bright green fresh parsley and black olives. The citrussy orange juice and acidic… Read more »

Woodfired Squash Curry and Naan Bread

January 3, 2019, 12:17 pm

Woodfired Squash Curry and Naan Bread - what a great way to start off the new year. A fantastic squash curry, inspired by our trips to India and full of flavour - so if you're planning on cutting down on meat for a while, it doesn't have to be boring;… Read more »

Woodfired Kedgeree

December 27, 2018, 12:15 am

Woodfired Kedgeree makes a fantastic brunch dish, perfect for the period over Christmas and New Year. Do check out what we did on our Youtube Channel and here's the recipe - Woodfired Kedgeree - Ingredients Serves 6 300g smoked haddock Milk 1tbsp sunflower… Read more »

Woodfired Christmas Pastries

December 20, 2018, 12:15 am

Woodfired Christmas Pastries are perfect to have to offer over the festive season - we love sausage rolls and mince pies. Cooking the pastry in the woodfired oven really puffs them up. Do check out this week's #woodfiredweekly to see what we do. This week's #woodfiredweekly   Woodfired Christmas Pastries… Read more »

Woodfired Christmas Turkey

December 13, 2018, 12:15 am

Woodfired Christmas Turkey is the best way to cook your bird for many reasons - the fantastic flavour, the super succulence and the space saving from your conventional kitchen being up there at the top. There are a few things to remember though… Read more »