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Manna from Devon Cooking School

Woodfired Olive Oil Cake with Nectarines

July 11, 2019, 12:15 am

Woodfired Olive Oil Cake with Nectarines is a delicious cake to have in your repertoire and this week's #woodfiredweekly. Easy to get together, it uses up the falling heat in your woodfired oven and you can use whatever soft fruit or stone fruit are in season. Overloaded on apricots or… Read more »

Woodfired Halloumi & Courgette Wraps

July 4, 2019, 12:15 am

Woodfired Halloumi & Courgette Wraps are a great barbeque dish for National Barbeque Week but focussing on some seasonal courgettes, zingy mint from the herb garden and chargrilled halloumi cheese.We're cooking them in and on the Morso Forno but you can cook them on any woodfired oven or barbeque. Check… Read more »

Smoked Mackerel Paté

June 27, 2019, 12:15 am

Smoked mackerel paté from the woodfired oven is a fabulous recipe to have up your sleeve - straightforward to make and utterly delicious. If you have a glut of fresh mackerel, if you or a friend have been fishing, this is a great way of using them up. We used… Read more »

Where's my heat coming from?

June 20, 2019, 12:15 am

Where's my heat coming from? You might think the answer to this is obvious - the fire doh! But not so fast - sometimes it's the fire, sometimes the embers, sometimes the refractory material - and all those different sources mean you can do different kinds of cooking with them.… Read more »

Woodfired Sticky Chicken with Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

June 10, 2019, 10:57 am

Woodfired Sticky Chicken with Vietnamese Dipping Sauce - finger food at its best! Slow-cooked chicken wings, browned up at the end and then plunged into a sweet/sharp/zingy/hot dipping sauce. Stand aside and let us through! Check it on our youtube channel here and the recipe is below. [caption id="attachment_5685" align="aligncenter"… Read more »

Cooking a Pizza on the Morso Forno

June 6, 2019, 12:15 am

Cooking a Pizza on the Morso Forno can be a bit frustrating. We've found, like many of you from what you tell us, after cooking a couple of pizzas on the base of the floor, the floor loses heat and then you have to reheat it. Not a slick operation… Read more »

Having your cake and eating it!

June 4, 2019, 6:45 pm

One of the great joys for us of cooking and the food industry in general is there’s always such a lot to learn. An even greater pleasure is when we’re being taught something new by someone we used to teach! When we moved down here a million years ago to… Read more »

Woodfired Carrot Cake

May 29, 2019, 10:57 am

Woodfired carrot cake has to be one of the best cakes you can make - easy to get together, full of flavour and super-moist. We love it and make it time and again in the falling heat of the oven. The video is on our youtube channel here and here's… Read more »

Woodfired Leek, Mushroom & Blue Cheese Tart

May 23, 2019, 12:15 am

Woodfired Leek, Mushroom & Blue Cheese Tart is one of those dishes that looks really impressive, tastes amazing and is a great one to add to your woodfired repertoire. The puff pastry gets some fantastic bottom heat so is crispy and light, not a soggy bottom in sight...! You can… Read more »

Woodfired Porchetta

May 16, 2019, 12:15 am

Woodfired Porchetta - just imagine a slow-cooked, super succulent, herb-infused piece of pork, meltingly tender with a topping of crispy crackling. Sounds like heaven on a plate? We think so! Well that's what we're showing in this week's#woodfiredweekly. An added bonus is once it's in the oven you can pretty… Read more »