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Blog archives: October 2019

Upside Down Pear Cake from the Wood Fired Oven

October 15, 2019, 11:22 am

Many of us will remember making a Pineapple Upside-down Cake at school - our recipe gives this classic sponge a bit of a twist. It's delicious served on its own at tea-time or with a dollop of Devonshire Clotted Cream for an indulgent pudding. We made this in our Bushman…Read more »

Slow-cooked Beef Dishes from the Wood Fired Oven - #1 - Ox Cheeks

October 15, 2019, 11:09 am

  It's that season of mists and mellow fruitfulness especially looking out from here when the river is covered with banks of cloud. It's also that time of year when we crave slow-cooked meltingly tender dishes of unusual beef,…Read more »

Making Creme Patissiere - not as scary as you think!

October 11, 2019, 3:50 pm

Creme patissiere is that fabulous vanilla scented thick custard that you find in French patisserie, custard slices, doughnuts and In Portuguese custard tarts amongst many other dishes. It sounds like it might be a scary thing to make but in reality it is very straightforward. Here's how we make it…Read more »

What we do with leftover pizza dough

October 10, 2019, 9:28 am

Yesterday we had one of our corporate days with an accountancy firm from Plymouth - a really lovely day with a group of colleagues and friends cooking together, creating a leisurely lunch from what they had made together in the woodfired ovens; very different from the normal lunch snatched at…Read more »

Pan Haggerty from the Woodfired Oven

October 10, 2019, 12:15 am

This is a traditional one-pot recipe from the North of England, a fabulous layered concoction of potatoes, onions and cheese. We cook it all year round as an accompaniment to most meat dishes or served on its own with some green vegetables or a winter salad. It's also delicious for…Read more »

Butter Chicken from the Woodfired Oven

October 3, 2019, 12:15 am

This is a super indulgent dish with a spicy kick and may be one of the best things you'll ever cook in your oven!  Delicious served simply with boiled rice or perhaps a delicious flatbread - check out our Wood Fired Flatbreads & Pancakes book for some ideas. The combination…Read more »

How to make our marinated sweet and sour red onions

October 2, 2019, 12:04 pm

We love these super sweet and sour onions on salads, on flatbreads, on smoked mackerel paté, on ceviche, on avocadoes, on hummus, in an Indian cachumber salad with tomatoes, cucumber and cumin - yes, on pretty much everything!! To be honest, raw onion is not at the top of our…Read more »