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Fruit Galette from the Woodfired Oven

September 19, 2019, 12:15 am

Fruit Galette from the Woodfired Oven will make you look like a tip-top pastry chef even if you don't know one end of a rolling pin from another. Additionally you can use this recipe all year round depending on what fruit is in season or what's needs using up in… Read more »

Using a Dutch Oven in your Woodfired Oven

September 11, 2019, 2:51 pm

Using a Dutch Oven in your Woodfired Oven is a great way to get stability for baking especially if your oven doesn't have any or much insulation. We're using this in the Morso Forno - a cast iron oven with no insulation. Here… Read more »

Woodfired Gnocchi with Sage & Blue Cheese

September 5, 2019, 5:09 am

Woodfired Gnocchi with Sage & Blue Cheese - another delicious vegetarian dish from the woodfired oven. Just imagine a piled high bowl of golden brown crunchy-on-the-outside soft-in-the-middle light potato nuggets in sizzling butter, savoury sage and melting salty blue cheese. Yes - that'll do nicely! All the work is done… Read more »

Woodfired Talking with Tom & Nolly in Japan

September 3, 2019, 8:52 am

In 2016 Holly travelled to Japan to stay with friends Nolly and Tom and explore some of the Japanese food culture, both ancient and modern. A truly remarkable journey with plans to return hopefully soon. Since then Nolly and Tom have moved into a new home - an unusually old… Read more »

Woodfired Sole Meuniere

August 29, 2019, 9:00 am

As we have said many times, fish from the woodfired ovens is one of the best things you will cook. The high heat and moist environment means the fish stays succulent and it cooks really quickly. Flat fish are a joy as they are, er, flat so they will cook… Read more »

Woodfired Talking with Elizabeth & David in Tasmania

August 19, 2019, 4:46 pm

A few years ago, we had an email from a chatty chap called David saying he'd like to come and do a couple of weekend courses with us and could they book in. This was a year before he wanted to come because he was looking to get the best… Read more »

Woodfired Aubergine Parmigiana

August 15, 2019, 12:15 am

Woodfired Aubergine Parmigiana - a traditional Italian dish made with a shallow or deep-fried sliced aubergines, layered with cheese and tomato sauce, then baked. It's delicious served with lamb but also a great main course choice for your vegetarian friends. Also very time friendly as you can make it in… Read more »

Woodfired Beetroot - and what to do with it

August 14, 2019, 12:00 pm

Woodfired Beetroot is a lifesaver - normally a vegetable that stains everything it touches including you and sits unmolested in malt vinegar for years; or is that just our house? By chopping it up and roasting it in the falling heat of the woodfired oven, you (we) are much more… Read more »

Woodfired Pork Loin with Beans

August 8, 2019, 12:15 am

Woodfired Pork Loin with Beans is a fabulous combination of textures and flavours - crunchy pork crackling, sweet tender meat and creamy, garlicky herb-infused beans. Once we started cooking crackling in the woodfired oven, we have never gone back to the conventional oven. It's a winner every time so no… Read more »

Woodfired Zacuska

August 6, 2019, 8:48 am

Woodfired zacuska is a delicious vegetable paste inspired by our travels in Romania where we first ate it and loved it. A delicious roast and slightly smokey vegetable paste made from aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, onions and courgettes and scented with bay leaves.Great for using up a glut from the garden… Read more »