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Cob Oven Building Workshop

Cob Oven Building Workshop


02/04/2016 - 03/04/2016    
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Bookings closed

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This event has now past but we are doing it all again in April 2017

Two full on days working alongside Matthew Lloyd from The Fabulous Cob Oven Co. learning how to design and build a own cob oven.

Using a cob oven is a centuries-old way of baking.
Perfect, then, for the 21st Century foodie.

Why cob? Because using cob allows you to build your own oven. Building with cob is fun!

Cob is a material with a clean conscience. Using the clay from under our feet, mixed with sand and straw, it has been a staple building material to millions across the globe for millennia. In the Americas they call it adobe. No energy-hungry cement is used in the mix, and no machinery is required for construction. This is a truly accesible and sustainable method of building that connects us to our environment, and nourishes both our soul and our body.

cob oven building

IMG_6052Wood-fired ovens are becoming a foodie must-have. 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.

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.IMG_6134 Learn to embrace this relaxed style of cooking, and you’ve got yourself an evening’s entertainment that will have you heading back to the larder in search of more ingredients to try out. Prepare to inspire the creative chef in you!

There are a growing number of ready-made wood-fired ovens on the market, yours for around £1500 upwards. A cob oven, however, can be made for as little as £60. Matthew will show you how you can covering materials, techniques and processes.

Expect to get muddy, addicted to cobbing and have heaps of fun in the process!

On the Saturday evening (2nd April) there will be an optional ‘pizza party’ for all participants and other guests staying at Denmark Farm. There is an additional charge of £10 per person, which can be paid at the event.

Accommodation is available at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre from £10 per night on the Eco Campsite, £18 per night in a shared dormitory or £30 per night in private rooms in the Eco Lodge. Please get in touch for availability and booking. 



Bookings are closed for this event.

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