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Transitioning from summer to autumn with your wood fired oven

With summer zooming past us, it’s already time to make way for the chillier autumn months. Yes, that’s right the long, bright summer days are gone and it’s time to break out the chunky knits, boots and wellies. Here at Stone Bake, we want to make sure that you still make fantastic use out of your wood fired oven and give it the love it deserves! Throughout this post we aim to help you swiftly transition from summer to autumn. We’re talking about embracing your outdoor eating space, autumnal decoration ideas and most importantly lashings of scrumptious wood fired food. We’re ready for you autumn! 

Autumn Outdoor dining inspiration

Using your outdoor eating space in autumn

If there is one thing we do know it’s that eating outdoors is something that should be enjoyed all year round, not just the summer months. The weather might not be the warmest, but who’s to say you can’t wrap up warm and enjoy your wood fired oven in the crisp autumn air.

Convincing your friends and family to join you might be slightly trickier, especially if the temperature isn’t inviting. That’s why it’s vital to make your outdoor eating space look warm, cosy and welcoming. We suggest lots of candles, fairy lights and some great table decorations. Important extras such as blankets and cushions will ensure your guests are comfortable and stay warm, especially as the evenings get chillier.

Table decorations also make the world of difference when it comes to creating a beautiful autumnal atmosphere. Make full use of warm colours such as oranges and browns, as these really create a snug environment. We’re thinking pinecones, leaves, cinnamon sticks and even pumpkins as table centrepieces.

Autumn Food Inspiration

Autumn Recipes

We couldn’t fail to mention the most important thing now could we? Food. Nothing’s better than a scrumptious menu of colourful autumnal dishes to feast on. We’re talking yummy stews, glorious roasted veggies and lashings of baked berry crumbles.

Yes, the sun may no longer be shining, but we’re looking forward to tucking into huge pots of scrummy stew. If you want to try something less traditional then our Stone Bake’s slow-cooked Vietnamese Beef and Butternut Squash Stew is a sure favourite. It’s super easy to throw together and boasts some tantalizing flavours. We recommend baking a crusty loaf in your wood fired oven to accompany your pot of slow-cooked goodness. It’s also great for soaking up the juicy sauce at the end. Here’s the recipe.

For something slightly jazzier and sure to impress your guests, then our Stone Bake’s Wood roasted lamb stuffed aubergine with manchego cheese is the perfect autumnal dish. It’s jam packed full and flavour and definitely tastes as good as it looks. An Instagram worthy recipe for sure!

If you’re after desserts that are sure to leave your tummy full, we recommend baking up a treat in your wood fired oven. How about our Stone Bake’s Seasonal Apple and Dark fruit crumble? You can find our recipe on our website. If dessert isn’t your thing then there is no better way to end an evening of glorious food than cozying around your wood fired oven with a big mug of hot chocolate. We always suggest cream and marshmallows.

Top tips for your wood fired oven

A great tip for looking after your wood fired oven in the chillier months is using our Stone Bake Sealant. It’s a clear liquid that is painted directly onto your oven dome in its core form, designed specifically to protect your oven from the elements. In other words it’s a waterproofing agent and makes sure your oven doesn’t absorb any moisture from the rain or frost. You can purchase our Sealant here.

We hope that we have inspired you to get outside and make the most of your outdoor spaces despite the chillier weather. We absolutely love seeing your photos here at Stone Bake HQ. Send in your autumn inspired pics to info@stoneovenco.co.uk.

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