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The best recipes of 2017!

Christmas is fast approaching so we thought we would share with you our favourite wood fired recipes from over the year! We have had a busy year here at Gozney HQ and there are so many recipes to choose from but we have managed to narrow it down to a few delicious ones, ideal for the festive season!

Firstly, one of the most popular recipes that we posted on our social channel; Wood fired garlic bread. Get the recipe here and experience the delicious garlic and rosemary flavour. You can use shop bought bread or make your own if you have some spare time!

Next up, an indulgent treat ideal for a cold winter evening, our wood fired cookie skillet! This is a firm favourite amongst the office staff here and if you have a sweet tooth you will love this one too. Combining milk, dark and white chocolate chips with a gooey caramel centre makes for a delicious pudding, and it’s Christmas so why not treat yourself! Find the recipe here.

From one warm gooey treat to another! Try this wood fired camembert, perfect for Christmas Eve around the fire. This recipe is so easy to make and requires no effort at all, just remember, the better quality of cheese – the better tasting dish! For a 15 minute feast, get the recipe here..

Finally, we have our wood fired Nutella calzones. This is one for the kids (although we know the adults love them too), use the residual heat in your oven to bake these to perfection, it’s also great to use up leftover pizza dough! Take a look at the recipe here for this tasty treat, a great alternative for those who don’t like Christmas pudding!

Which is your favourite?

We will be bringing you lots of tasty new recipes in the new year, but in the meantime, we hope we have given you some cooking inspiration for the coming weeks! This will be our last blog post of 2017, so we hope you have a very merry Christmas Stone Bakers, and we will see you in the new year!

For more information on our residential oven range, check out the PrimoMezzoVento and Gusto pages. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01425 204985 should you have any further questions.

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November Oven of the Month- Tony & Katy Willis

A customer photograph of an insulated and rendered primo 60 oven in an outdoor space

Hi Stone Bakers! Welcome to November’s oven of the month, our winners this month are Tony and Katy Willis and their Primo 60 kit!

Tony and Katy have achieved such an elegant look with their entire garden redesign. We love the white rendered dome finish of their oven which ties in perfectly with the modern Mediterranean style of their outdoor space. Their colour changing lights also ensure that they are ready for a pizza party whatever time of day!

Here’s what Tony had to say:  

I’ve been making homemade sourdough pizza for about 7 years and these have been gradually getting more refined over the years and have been a feature of my daughters’ birthdays parties and a core part of our weekly family night since then. We’d talked about maybe one day getting a wood fired oven after we retire, but when the decking in our courtyard back garden became rotten and needed replacing, we decided that this could be an opportunity to make that dream a reality a bit sooner. We had some fairly clear design ideas that developed over a few weeks from looking at Pinterest and landscape gardening websites – white walls, raised planters, wooden bench, and adaptable lighting.

We’ve loved cooking with the oven so far – pizzas, chicken, roast vegetables, merguez burgers, chicken tikka, naans all taste fantastic and retain their juiciness because of the high temperature of cooking while taking on a wonderful smoky aroma.

Before the work was done in the garden, we were out there just a few times a year, but since it was completed we’ve eaten outside nearly every day – breakfast, lunch and dinner where possible. The oven makes a great focal point and is producing some fantastic food.

For more information on our residential oven range, check out the PrimoMezzoVento and Gusto pages. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01425 204985 should you have any further questions.

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All you need to know about Gas Burners

Occasionally, we get customers enquire whether they can put a gas burner into their Stone Bake oven, the answer is yes! We’ve put together a little guide for you detailing the basic information you need about gas burners.

  • We only ever advise using a gas burner in one of our kit ovens, and it must be the Mezzo, Vento or Gusto

 

  • For a Mezzo you will need a P1 gas burner, for a Vento or Gusto you will need a P1+ gas burner

 

  • We need to know the thickness of the base that the oven will be sat on and also whether you require an LPG or Natural gas burner
  • Gas burners usually take 2-3 weeks to arrive with you as each is made to order

 

  • Once you have the gas burner, you will need to organise a gas safe engineer to core and install the burner for you, it is your preference whether this is on the right or left hand side

 

  • We would never advise running the oven on gas and wood at the same time as this can make your oven overheat. You can run your oven on gas to get it up to temperature and then switch to wood on the opposite side of the oven, just ensure the gas cap is on.

 

We hope this has been helpful, if there is any other information you need to know please give us a call on 01425 204985 where a member of our team will be happy to help.

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October Oven of the Month: Nicholas Lugar- Mawson

Hi Stone Bakers! Welcome to October’s oven of the month, our winner this time is Nicholas Lugar- Mawson and his Primo 60 Go!

 

Nicholas has built his own brick stand and painted his door and flue an elegant black, you can achieve this by using matte black stove paint. We think this garden looks like a great place to enjoy pizza parties with friends where the little ones can play!

Here’s what Nicholas had to say:

“We are both delighted with our new Stone Bake Oven which sits in the middle of a new seating area in our garden. We went for the Primo 60 Go which is perfect for our needs and the space available and heats up remarkably quickly.

As people who like being outdoors and trying new things we have found the oven has transformed the way we spend precious family time and made the enjoyment of cooking, that we all share, a far more inclusive and shared experience. Whether that be learning new ways to cook new recipes with our 5 year old daughter or just having fun with friends coming up with interesting concoctions and toppings for mama’s home made pizza’s. Needless to say pizza parties are a winner in our household and a firm favourite with our friends.

The whole process from selecting, purchasing and delivery through to installation and use was made so much more easy and enjoyable thanks to the knowledgable team at stone bake who were at hand to offer friendly advise on everything from installation tips and tricks to what type of wood to use.”

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning Oven of the Month, simply send in photos of your oven and some feedback to info@stoneovenco.co.uk. Whether you purchased your oven a while ago or are a new customer, we would love to hear from you! 

 

 

For more information on our residential oven range, check out the PrimoMezzoVento and Gusto pages. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01425 204985 should you have any further questions.

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September Oven of the Month- Matthew Standerson

A customer photograph of a primo 60 oven in an outdoor cooking space

Hello Stone Bakers! Welcome to September’s oven of the month, and the winner is Matthew Standerson’s Primo 60 Go!

We think Matthew’s elegant brick stand is the perfect compliment to the sleek Primo 60 oven, and his garden is looking pizza party ready! We love the string lights to brighten up the evenings and we certainly are jealous of the amazing views Matthew has whilst cooking in his oven!

Here’s what Matthew has to say about his Stone Bake experience:

“We absolutely love the Primo60 oven and are using it whenever possible. It really compliments and completes our garden and has given us an excuse to get friends and family round more often.

At present we are still perfecting our pizza making skills but have plans to expand our repertoire as soon as possible. 

As well as the product I’d like to say thank you for the excellent customer service throughout. From providing advice before we actually ordered, making the ordering process straight forward, and liaising with us to sort delivery.

We had been looking into getting a pizza oven for a while and after a lot of research online we decided that the Stone Bake Oven Company was the best option both for the actual product and, based on reviews and testimonies from customers, the service and support offered. This proved to be the correct decision with all my questions and queries answered promptly.

We decided on the Primo60 oven as we loved the sleek design and striking look. We did not want to build-in the oven and again its simplicity was perfect.

The oven is a fantastic focal point for our garden and a great excuse to spend time outdoors and get people together, plus the pizzas taste great! We have even experimented with cooking a joint of pork in the oven with great results – especially the crackling!

We have parties lined up into the autumn and hope to use it as much as possible all year round.”

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning Oven of the Month, simply send in photos of your oven and some feedback to info@stoneovenco.co.uk. Whether you purchased your oven a while ago or are a new customer, we would love to hear from you! 

For more information on our residential oven range, check out the PrimoMezzoVento and Gusto pages. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01425 204985 should you have any further questions.

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August Oven of the Month- John Horvath

Welcome to August’s oven of the month, our winner this month is John Horvath!

John opted for a clean-cut brick cube finish, and he pulled it off brilliantly! Not only is the oven in an ample location in the garden, John has extended the build even further to make plenty of worktop space ready for cooking and lots of storage for his wood. This really is the perfect setting and in such a beautiful location.

Here’s what John had to say about his oven:

“Having spent much time abroad, I enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle and often saw outdoor ovens being the centre of that entertainment, I knew it was the way forward for me! After Googling companies that offered wood fired ovens, your company came up with excellent reviews.

I’m delighted with my oven, as I love the taste it gives to the food and pizzas, which you can’t get from a conventional oven. It has also become a great focal point for when I have friends over for dinner. Friends can’t wait to come back for the unique taste of pizza from a wood fired oven.”

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning Oven of the Month, simply send in photos of your oven and some feedback to info@stoneovenco.co.uk. Whether you purchased your oven a while ago or are a new customer, we would love to hear from you! 

 

For more information on our residential oven range, check out the PrimoMezzoVento and Gusto pages. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01425 204985 should you have any further questions.

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Summer Seasonal Produce Guide

Welcome to the Summer edition of ‘What’s In Season?’. Here’s just some of the produce that is at it’s best at the moment, so make the most of the last month of summer and get cooking! Feel free to let us know how you get on and if you come up with any delicious recipes!

This month’s best

Fruit & Veg

  • Avocado
  • Blackberries
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Grape
  • Green Beans
  • Kale
  • Melons
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin

Herbs

  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Mint
  • Fennel
  • Samphire

Fish

  • Scallop
  • Crab
  • Oyster
  • Sea Bass

Meat

  • Venison
  • Wild duck
  • Lamb
  • Beef

If you think you might be interested in one of our residential ovens, visit our Primo, Mezzo and Vento pages for prices, information and technical drawings.  Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01425 204985  if you have any further questions.

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July Oven of the Month- Mark Rice

Welcome to July’s oven of the month, our winner this month is Mark Rice!

We love his elegant brick dome finish, it is clear that a lot of time and effort was put into getting this build exactly right! The stand has a unique design with perfect storage underneath for plenty of wood and Mark has even put his own personal touch on the flue. The oven is a big hit with all the family and Mark even thinks the oven has changed his lifestyle!

Here’s what Mark has to say about his oven:

“After much research online, I liked the look of the Primo and the fact it came in 3 easy to assemble parts, made it easier for me to handle and lift onto the plinth. Another factor for choosing The Stone Bake Oven Company was that the team were at hand to answer and give advice when I called, unlike other brands that you had to email and they never responded!

I really enjoy outdoor cooking, that is partly the reason for wanting a wood-fired oven. I also knew that the expense of having the oven built into a dome would add value to my property (well that’s what I told my wife!!). Another reason for my desire of wanting a wood fired oven, is that my wife is Portuguese and in her village back home they have a communal oven to bake breads and it smells truly wonderful and has such a charm about it.

The Primo is such a wonderful conversation starter and makes entertaining a bit special, not to mention that the cooking results are superb. It really has changed my lifestyle, as I can never eat a mass produced plastic tasting delivered pizza again! Plus, my two boys love my pizzas more than anything else in the world, which makes me super Dad! ”

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning Oven of the Month, simply send in photos of your oven and some feedback. Whether you purchased your oven a while ago or are a new customer, we would love to hear from you! Send in your photos to info@stoneovenco.co.uk.

For more information on our residential oven range, check out the PrimoMezzoVento and Gusto pages. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01425 204985 should you have any further questions.

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Summer with your Wood Fired Oven

Although we’ve had a rainy few days, we’re still holding out hope that this summer is going to be a hot one! We’ve put together a few ideas of how to make the most of your wood fired oven over the summer months.

Recipe Ideas

Nothing is more perfect in the warm summer evenings than a pizza party with all your family and friends! Use our Neapolitan dough and super quick sauce recipe, then add all your favourite toppings and cook. Make sure you have created a high heat environment – you should be aiming for temperatures of around 350-450°C. You can use our firing up process video to help you on your way.

Get your outdoor space ready

Get your garden ready for the perfect summer party. Your wood fired oven will be the centrepiece of the garden, but it is important that the rest of your garden looks the part too! Ensure your lawn has been mowed and your furniture is clean, hang some string lights and your guests will be super impressed.

Perfect Produce

We’ve put together a small taster of ‘What’s in season?’ for you, so you can make the most of this delicious summer produce and get adventurous in your wood fired oven!

  • Tomato
  • Raspberries
  • Spinach
  • Rocket
  • Basil
  • Salmon
  • Lamb

Please be sure to share any photos or recipes with us at info@stoneovenco.co.uk, we would love to see them and share them with all the other Stone Bakers out there!  

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June Oven of the Month- Simon and Wendy Kinzel

A customer photograph of an insulated and rendered Mezzo 76 in an outdoor cooking space

Welcome to June’s Oven of the month. Our winners this month are Simon and Wendy Kinzel! We simply fell in love with their amazing outdoor setup, with one of our Mezzo 76 kit ovens taking centre stage! Opting for a striking colour scheme, the white render dome finish really stands out, looking authentic, yet modern. The Kinzels also made fantastic use of the crate their oven arrived in, using it to make the shelves and doors of the outdoor kitchen area. A stunning but eco friendly build!

 

Here’s what the Kinzels had to say about their oven:

“Our new garden was designed around the new Mezzo 76 kit, and it now takes pride of place. 

When we received the kit it was a little daunting but with a bit of hard work and perseverance, it can be built with a little DIY skill. We used every plank of wood from the pallet that the oven was delivered in, to make the doors and shelves for the cupboard, total recycling, even down to the screws.

The pizzas are without doubt the best we have ever tasted, home made pizza dough (Jamie Oliver) and fresh toppings, and so easy to cook to perfection.

We loved our garden before but now we are out there whenever the sun shines, or even if the rain falls.

Thank you so much for a great product and instructions that were easy to follow.”

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning Oven of the Month, simply send in photos of your oven and some feedback. Whether you purchased your oven a while ago or are a new customer, we would love to hear from you! Send in your photos to info@stoneovenco.co.uk.

For more information on our residential oven range, check out the PrimoMezzoVento and Gusto pages. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01425 204985 should you have any further questions.

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