Date(s) - 24 Apr 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
A firey foody feast with Matthew Lloyd from The Fabulous Cob Oven Co., helping you to get more than simply pizza from your cob oven cooking.
The day will start with a demonstration of cob oven lighting technique, and we will then prepare the dishes to be cooked through the day. Our aim to to utilise the various forms of heat a wood-fired oven provides: from searing 400ºC flat-bread and pizza baking, through braising, roasting and baking to slow-cooking and drying. Wood-fired oven cooking is very much a sensory experience. Often experimental, one cooks with close observation, intuition and a little luck – and always with love and a dose of fun.
Using a cob oven is a centuries-old way of baking. Perfect, then, for the 21st Century foodie.
Your BBQ will gather cobwebs while you explore the delights of roasting and baking in a way that lights up your senses. Your roasts will be succulent and your pizzas will cook in seconds. Nothing beats a cob oven for the centre of attention at a party. Everyone will want to try their hand at baking a pizza, and will gather around the oven long into the night.
During the day we will bake pizza and pocket bread, roast vegetables and prepare salad to fill the pockets whilst whizzing up some humous. We can roast veggie kebabs, bake bread loaves from the same dough mix as the pizzas/pockets, bake some fruit for dessert ~ a tasty crumble or pie ~ served with lush cream or icecream. Finally, if time, we can nestle some baked potoates into the embers and pop in a stew to cook slowly with the residual heat. All food prepared on the day will be vegetarian, however we can discuss cooking meat in a cob oven if participants are interested.
Burning wood is a low carbon process. No fossil fuel here. This is sustainable cooking, and if you burn fruit woods you’ll be adding a very special accent to your dishes indeed.
A cob oven isn’t just about pizza. You’ll be baking bread, roasting vegetables, broiling meats – the only limit is your imagination. Learn to embrace this relaxed style of cooking which also provides an evening’s entertainment. You’ll be heading back to the larder in search of more ingredients to try out. Prepare to inspire the creative chef in you!
If you haven’t yet got around to building your cob oven, then we have the perfect opporunity for you to learn how. On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April we will also be running a Cob Oven Building workshop.
Residential accommodation is available at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. See booking table below for all the different options.
All accommodation is self-catering sharing the main kitchen in the training centre.
If you’d like to stay longer just let us know and we can let you have a special price.
You may also be interested in other sustainable craft workshops at Denmark Farm including: Willow basket weaving, Roundwood Timber Framing, Build a Compost Toilet and Sour dough bread making. See our events page for the full up to date list.
Bookings are closed for this event.