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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 »

Using a heat deflector in your woodfired oven

August 1, 2019, 12:15 am

Using a heat deflector in your woodfired oven - We use a heat deflector in the woodfired oven most of the time when we are cooking and definitely when we are using the smaller ovens. Check out how we use them in this week's #woodfiredweekly This… Read more »

Woodfired Pineapple with Mojito Salsa

July 25, 2019, 12:15 am

Woodfired Pineapple with Mojito Salsa is a perfect summer dessert whilst the sun is carrying on shining. Roast and caramelised pineapples from the woodfired oven served hot with a mojito salsa - zingy with lime, fresh with mint and a little bit boozy with a hit of rum - and… Read more »

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 »