Second Clay Oven Course

After the awful summer we have had this year, if anyone had told me that we were going to have lovely weather for the oven building course at the Sustainability Centre in September, I would have told them they must be mad. I would have been wrong. Nine oven enthusiasts joined me on a gloriously hot “summer’s” day on September 8th for what was to be the second course of the Centre this year. We all had a great time building an oven and eating delicious (if I do say so myself) freshly made pizza made in the on-site oven. To everyone who came and really got into the spirit of the day – thank you very much!

I’ll be running another two next year so watch this space (or look on the Sustainability Centre’s website) for more information.

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Perfect Pizzas in a Sicilian Wood-fired Pizza Oven

I was lucky enough to holiday on the beautiful island of Sicily this August. Mrs B and I stayed in a gorgeous little villa (a casa) just outside the small town of Giaratana which is in the SE of the island. When we arrived I was doubly excited to find out that the casa had its own commercial, wood-fired pizza oven. So, when in Rome….I just had to fire it up to make some gorgeous crispy pizzas and I can tell you, I was not disappointed. The oven was fantastic and the pizzas sublime. I also filmed the whole process so here is that video. Buon Appetito!!