Woodfired Oven Cooking: Pizza and Flat Breads
Some of the easiest and yet most versatile breads to make are pizza and flat breads. Made all over the world, flat breads are topped, wrapped, stuffed, ripped and dipped depending on their origin and purpose. We’ll be cooking in the wood fired ovens and this class is very hands on, lots of fun and a great accompaniment to our book all about Wood Fired Flat Breads!
- Pizza (Italy)
- Foccaccia (Italy)
- Khachapuri (Georgia)
- Pitta (Middle East)
- Naan (India)
- Lahmacun (Turkey)
- Chapatti/Paratha (India)
As well as making the dough there will be plenty of shaping, topping and baking in this busy and entertaining class.
This class is perfect for a group of friends wanting a fun get togther or for a work group looking for a energising team-building activity. Contact us directly to arrange a private class.
Did You Know…… ?
Although archeological discoveries show that pizza-like breads have been around for 3000 years the tomato didn’t arrive in Europe until the 16th century. If you like your pizza without tomato sauce then you share the same tastes as Tutankhamen.
Meanwhile, Indian water buffalo were even later, not arriving in Italy until the 18th Century. Next time some bumptious, foodie, know-it-all tells you that pizza isn’t pizza without buffalo mozzarella you can remind him of that fact (not forgetting to point out that buffalo is a male noun whilst a buffala wold be far easier to milk).
Olives are native to the Mediterranean, as are many herbs. So if you enjoy a good slug of olive oil and a sprinkle of oregano on your pizza you’re enjoy something which Homer would recognise.