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Manna from Devon Cooking School

Lasagne al Forno in the Wood Fired Oven

November 20, 2019, 9:11 am

There's nothing more satisfying on these cold nights than a dish of something hot and hearty. This Lasagne al Forno with its slow cooked ragu layered between sheets of pasta and deliciously thick cheese sauce really fits the bill. You can see how David made our version of this classic… Read more »

Confit Garlic from the Wood Fired Oven

November 19, 2019, 1:48 pm

It's lovely to be given a load of something but when it starts looking like it wants to sprout like our bumper haul of 10 large bulbs of garlic did, it was time for action.   Using up the gentle heat of the wood fired oven after a cooking session… Read more »

So you'd like to run a wood fired pizza business??

November 12, 2019, 3:57 pm

The latest in our series of virtual chats with fellow wood fired enthusiasts is with Simon and Sarah Pryce who run KernowForno in Cornwall (and occasionally further afield). We have lots of people coming through the cooking school with a dream of running a wood fired pizza business so we… Read more »

Wood Fired Sourdough Pizza

November 12, 2019, 2:57 pm

Here at Manna from Devon we usually make yeasted pizza dough but sometimes if we've a bit more time we'll use a sourdough base instead. This technique is rather more involved as you have to prepare a leaven from your sourdough starter probably a day in advance, then make sure… Read more »

Pumpkin Harvest - How to use them in your woodfired oven

November 6, 2019, 11:57 am

Hallowe'en is over and the winter months are stretching ahead. If you've been growing pumpkins and squash this year, you've probably had a bumper harvest along with all the other fruits, nuts and veggies which have produced huge amounts. The next question is what to do with them - fortunately… Read more »

Pot Roasting in the Wood Fired Oven

November 5, 2019, 10:06 am

I don't know about you, but as we creep towards Winter, we suddenly start craving simple but delicious slow cooked dishes here at the cooking school - and you won't find a much easier cooking method than pot roasting. This age old method requires a slow gentle heat and locks… Read more »

War Time Wood Fired Cooking

October 23, 2019, 2:12 pm

  A little light reading picked up from Colin Wilson's second hand books at Dartmouth Food Festival. A handy pocket sized book for cooking in the field covering everything from quantities of meat for 100 men (37.5lb of uncooked beef seems to be the average), what to do with waste,… Read more »

Teriyaki Salmon from the Wood Fired Oven

October 23, 2019, 10:46 am

Teriyaki salmon from the wood fired oven is a great way to recreate this traditional Japanese cooking technique - glazing foods with soy sauce, mirin and sugar.  You'll get a delicious sweet and salty sauce with a hint of smoke from the oven and super succulent salmon Not at all… Read more »

Rustling up some leftovers - post festival lunch for 50

October 22, 2019, 3:59 pm

At the end of this year's Dartmouth Food Festival, former festival administrator and blogger at My Delicious Devon, Helen Lloyd came up with a genious plan to use up some of the leftover food from the exhibitors in a lunch for members of the Over 60s club, Dartmouth Caring, the… Read more »

Our Dem Recipes from Dartmouth Food Festival 2019

October 22, 2019, 12:48 pm

What a great few days at Dartmouth Food Festival - another fabulous weekend of great food and drink, inspiring talks, chefs dems and hands-on workshops. The sun came out - mainly - and showed off Dartmouth in all its glittering glory. After a few… Read more »