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FAQs about WFOs

May 20, 2020, 3:33 pm

As we can't teach at the moment due to Covid 19 lockdown and as many of you are asking questions that you would have asked on our classes, we thought it might be useful to write down the top 10 FAQs we get asked on a regular basis. [caption id="attachment_6967"… Read more »

Scallops Smoked with Pancetta from the Wood Fired Oven

May 6, 2020, 11:47 am

This is one of our favourite fish dishes from the wood fired oven - super-sweet, juicy scallops wrapped in salty pancetta with a fresh basil leaf tucked in and a hint of orange then gently hot-smoked in the oven with some apple or cherry smoke and finished off with some… Read more »

Slow Roast Tomatoes from the Wood Fired Oven

April 29, 2020, 1:52 pm

If you have an excess of tomatoes and aren't likely to use them up, dry them out in the very fallen heat of your wood fired oven and then you'll have your own semi-dried tomatoes. We bought a box from of Isle Of Wight tomatoes which are fantastic and there… Read more »

Mushroom Risotto from the Wood Fired Oven

April 28, 2020, 12:42 pm

The wood fired oven is a great place to cook some risotto - there is a huge school of thought that says you have to stand over the pan of rice on the hob stirring pretty much all the time to release those creamy starches; another group are quite happy… Read more »

Picanha Steak from the Wood Fired Oven

April 22, 2020, 2:58 pm

In our latest wood fired video, David is grilling a picanha steak - a delicious and not so well known steak (in the UK) from the top of the rump or the end of the sirloin. The name comes from the picana, the pole the gauchos in South America use… Read more »

Lockdown Bluebells

April 22, 2020, 12:23 pm

We always love bluebell season but this year in particular they seem to be bluer than blue, spreading throughout the woods and tumbling over meadows. We really appreciate how lucky we are to be able to walk out of the door and see these lovelies within 10 minutes' walking. If… Read more »

Chocolate and Date Cake

April 21, 2020, 11:01 am

While so many have taken to baking and the flour and eggs are running out, we quite fancied cake, and a chocolate cake to boot. As we've had some dates loitering for a while and Holly had been interested in exploring vegan cakes, here's what we made after checking out… Read more »

How to Shape Sourdough

April 20, 2020, 7:02 pm

Making sourdough bread is very of the moment and we've had lots of queries about it, particularly how to shape it before it goes in the oven. We thought the best way to show you would… Read more »

The Khachapuri Challenge

April 17, 2020, 10:53 am

For this week's lockdown baking challenge, we are asking you to make one of our favourite flatbreads - Khachapuri. We've had some fabulous challenge results emailed in from all over the world so many thanks for sending those in; we've loved seeing what you've made. Let's see how you get… Read more »

Ready to get Cooking....

April 16, 2020, 11:27 am

Spring is here, Easter is passed and most of us are in lockdown so have time on our hands. What a great opportunity to use some of that time to get your wood fired oven ready for the outdoor cooking season ahead. If your oven has been out in all… Read more »