Cosy get-togethers with friends and family, oodles of mulled wine, the smell of cinnamon, fabulous Christmas markets and being able to eat copious amounts of festive delicacies are just some of our favourite things about this time of year. However, nothing can beat a glorious Christmas dinner, especially when it’s been cooked in one of our wood fired ovens! We’re talking a juicy turkey, honey roast carrots and the fluffiest roast potatoes you’ve ever eaten. Here’s everything you’ll need to know for creating the tastiest Christmas dinner in your wood fired oven.
The ULTIMATE wood fired Roast Potatoes
- 3 cloves of garlic
- Fresh rosemary
- 100g of Parmesan
- 4tbsp olive oil
- Pinch of grated nutmeg
- 2tsp plain flour
- 8kg of potatoes, peeled and cut into medium chunks
Firstly you will need to fire up your wood fired oven to its optimum temperature, allowing time for the oven to cool to a roasting environment maintaining the temp at 200°c.
In a small dish, mix together the flour, Parmesan, rosemary and nutmeg with a small pinch of slat. Toss your potatoes in the mixture until they have been evenly coated.
Next drizzle a layer of oil into a shallow non-stick roasting tray, adding the potatoes to the tray. Pop them in your wood fired oven for around 40 minutes, turning them every 10-15 minutes. Roast until they are golden brown and crisp. Now all that’s left is to enjoy your roasties. CHRISTMAS DINNER HEAVEN.
Turkey that is sure to WOW
Turkey is the KING of Christmas dinners, so it’s important to get it just right. Here’s how you do it wood fired… MERRY CHRISTMAS STONE BAKERS!
- 1 Large Turkey
- 1 White onion
- 1 Lemon
- 4 cloves garlic
- 4 rashers smoked bacon
- Fresh Thyme
- Fresh Rosemary
- 2tbsp Olive Oil
- Sea Salt and Black Pepper to season
Begin by firing up your wood fired oven to its optimum temperature and allow the oven to cool down to a roasting environment. Maintain the temperature at 200°c. For more information on how to create this environment, please refer to our cooking techniques guide.
Now you will need to rinse your turkey, inside and out, patting dry with some paper towels. Cut up your onion and lemon and place inside the bird along with the garlic and fresh herbs. String the legs of your turkey together to keep everything inside, and then coat your turkey with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
Next you will need to place the bird on an elevated roasting rack, breast side down in your wood fired oven. Once the skin on the top of the bird is nice and brown, flip it over and place the bacon over the breast of the turkey, then pop it back into your oven.
Once the breast and bacon has turned golden brown, cover the entire turkey in foil. Continue roasting your bird until it reaches an internal temperature of 70°c between the leg and thigh. Rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Pigs in Blankets
Christmas dinner isn’t complete without some scrummy pigs in blankets. Why not try our honey-glazed pigs in blankets with dippy cranberry. They are so delicious you may just want a plate full of these for Christmas dinner. Find the recipe here.
Stuffing-Wood Fired chestnut, cranberry and bacon stuffing loaf
This stuffing recipe is jam packed with fabulous festive ingredient and is the perfect accompaniment to your roast turkey. Not only does it taste mighty fine, but it’s also super easy to slice up, meaning more to go round and nothing is left to waste! Find our recipe here.
Wood fired cranberry, chestnut and pancetta Brussels sprouts
Ahh, Brussels sprouts, you either love them or hate them, but a Christmas dinner is not quite right without them. Why not try our delicious wood fired recipe, sure to wow even the biggest Brussels sprout hater!
- Fresh Cranberries
- 100g Chopped Chestnuts
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 140g butter
- 1kg fresh Brussels sprouts
Firstly you will need to fire up your wood fired oven to its optimum temperature and allow the oven to cool down to a roasting environment. Maintain the temperature to 200°c.
Next drizzle the olive oil and place the butter into your pan in even dollops. Place your sprouts and pancetta in and roast for 15 minutes in your wood fired oven. Now you will need to scatter across the chopped chestnuts and cranberries, then cook for a further 10 minutes. When the sprouts are looking glazed and slightly brown and the pancetta is beautifully crispy, they are ready to be served. Wood fired veg perfection- even if we do say so ourselves!
Honey Roasted Carrot and Parsnips
- 1kg Carrots
- 1kg Parsnips
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 1tbsp butter
- Drizzle of honey
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- Kosher Salt
Firstly you will need to heat up your wood fired oven to its optimum temperature, then allow to cool so your oven reaches the perfect roasting temperature at around 200°c.
Next drizzle the oil, butter, honey and cinnamon over the veggies and massage with your hands so they are covered. Roast in your wood fired oven for 20-25 minutes, until the carrots and parsnips are tender and caramelized. Season with some salt to serve. YUM.
We hope that this post will inspire you to make some fantastic festive use out of your wood fired oven. Please remember to send us images of your wood fired Christmas dinners in all their glory!
If you are interested in our residential oven range, visit our Primo, Mezzo, Vento and Gusto pages for prices, information and technical drawings. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 0845 834 0252 should you have any further questions.