More and more people are using ovens of a non-traditional design. These ovens differ from traditional ones insofar as they only have a stone floor and the oven itself is made from cast iron or steel with little or no insulation. These ovens are still incredibly versatile but require different handling which is why we’ve developed a brand new class using just cast iron and steel ovens.
This class is suitable for owners or prospective owners of Morso, Alfa, Maximus and Clementi style ovens amongst lots of others.
We’ll use an Alfa 4 Pizze and a Morso Forno to demonstrate the full versatility of these contemporary wood-fired ovens and to give you as complete a picture as possible of how to get the best from your own oven and enjoy it fully at home.
What one of our students had to say about coming on the course –
“Thank you for a great day on Saturday. I learned so much. I am actually firing my Morso up as I email you with the intention of cooking our dinner tonight and try a loaf for the first time. As I mentioned to Holly, I truly believe the course is invaluable for anyone who has a wood fired oven.”
Wood fired ovens are perfect for pizza but can also do so much more. We’ll show you how to use them in many ways –
- Flatbreads – pizza and more; making dough, shaping, topping and baking
- Fish -hot-smoked salmon, scallops roast in their shells
- Meat – roast rack of lamb, chicken breast with Parma ham & basil
- Vegetarian – roast potatoes, grilled vegetables, stuffed mushrooms
- Pastry – Spiced Apple Empanadas
- Bread – Baguettes
We know from experience that using your oven to maximum effect takes a little getting used to and we’ll discuss many aspects of use:
- How the oven works
- Siting your oven
- Wood selection
- Lighting and heating the fire and keeping the heat up in these ovens with little insulation
- Measuring and controlling temperatures
- Cooking utensils and other equipment
This class is always sociable, great fun and a combination of demonstration and hands-on learning. We cook a lot of different dishes during the day and naturally we have to try them all so you will be well fed.
Each course is limited to 8 places; £195.00 per person. Lunch (lots of it) is included. We start at 10am and end around 4pm.
Call us directly on 01803 752943 to book or you can book online here.
If the dates don’t suit your diary or you can’t get to our classes, you can download our Woodfired Pizza Masterclass and have a virtual David with you every time you cook. Click here where you can buy it from our friends at Podia who are hositing the course for us; just £45. More coming soon!