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Luscious Chocolate and Almond Torte from the Woodfired Oven

March 27, 2024, 8:41 am

You can never have enough good chocolate cake recipes we think and here's a deliciously dark one to add to your collection. It's quite rich so will happily feed 8-10. We cooked it in the woodfired oven but you can obviously cook… Read more »

A Kettle of Fish - Mackerel Season in full swing

October 11, 2023, 4:04 pm

We love a mackerel and none more so than the ones we are getting from our fishmonger Mark Lobb at the moment. Firm, silver, line caught beauties; perfect for our Fabulous Fish course students to practise their filleting skills.   We always have plenty of mackerel on the courses to… Read more »

Super Garlicky Tear & Share Bread

June 29, 2023, 12:33 pm

This gorgeously garlicky tear and share bread has become a real hit on our woodfired courses. In the spirit of sharing, here's the recipes but make sure everyone has a bit because, if not, the non eaters will be overcome with garlic - the clue's in the title! [caption id="attachment_8157"… Read more »

Woodfired Wanderlust - a few suggestions for your holidays

June 21, 2023, 3:00 pm

If you are off on your holidays and looking for something with some woodfired cooking or even a woodfired oven you can use yourself, here are just a few of our favourites to help you out with your planning. Remember to send us a postcard and let us know of… Read more »

Hot Smoked Salmon from the Woodfired Oven - and what to do with it

May 19, 2023, 10:06 am

We love hot smoking salmon, and many other things, in the woodfired oven. Takes a bit of practise but here's what we do. Check it out and do let us know how you get on - First we brine the salmon fillets in a mixture of half salt and half… Read more »

Cooking your wood for your woodfired oven

April 6, 2023, 9:49 am

Sometimes that lovely dried wood you bought might not be as dry as you'd like. This was the case with our latest batch - good length, easy to split but sadly a little over 20% moisture content when we'd really prefer it to be in the mid teens percentage wise.… Read more »

Chicken, Chorizo & Chickpeas - a Perfect Winter Warmer

December 12, 2022, 11:48 am

When we are huddled up hiding away from the Troll of Trondheim, or whatever the latest chilly blast from the East is called, we want comforting, warming food and this chicken dish with chorizo and chickpeas ticks those boxes. It will happily feed 4 people, probably 6, and uses chicken… Read more »

Making the most of the retained heat in your woodfired oven

November 4, 2022, 7:18 pm

Many people on our woodfired courses have said how much they want to make better use of the retained heat in their woodfired oven after a pizza session or a roast lunch. Often their early attempts have resulted in a pan of either uncooked ingredients or burnt offerings as the… Read more »

Our Dartmouth Food Festival Recipes 2022

October 25, 2022, 12:26 pm

Wow what a weekend - despite the changeable (!) weather, this year's Dartmouth Food Festival was a huge success so our congratulations to Julie the Festival chair and her team. From the chefs' dems to the markets to the talks and book signings, wine tastings and events, there was something… Read more »

Some of our favourite woods to use in the woodfired oven

July 22, 2021, 7:12 pm

Traditionally people would have used whatever wood grew locally to them to burn in their woodfired ovens - head outside, pick up some fallen wood, chop it up and start their cooking. So that would mean olive wood in the olive groves of the Mediterranean, apple in the orchards of… Read more »