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Blog archives: November 2019

Wood Fired Apple Strudel

November 25, 2019, 12:08 pm

With its layers of flaky and buttery filo pastry this traditional Viennese dish makes a delicious dessert or indulgent snack to have with your morning coffee.  You can use all sorts of fruit for the filling - we used apples and pears plus some of our home-made mincemeat. Watch David…Read more »

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 »