Learn how to build a beautiful earth oven.
Children above 12 yrs welcome ... Booking essential.
Get Inspired, have fun and learn a new skill.
Connecting directly with the earth at a magically inspiring location.
Nothing cooks pizzas and bread as well as an earthen oven. The texture and flavour of is out of this world. Not only are the pizza/bread ovens wonderful to cook and entertain with, they're also works of art. An outlet for your creativity.
All aspects of earth oven building will be covered, including choosing suitable soils and other binding materials, construction, firing up and cooking equipment.
Together we will build an Earth Oven using soil & clay dug straight from the field.
A mixture of clay-earth and sand will be puddled into a malleable texture, then moulded over a sand form which is later hollowed out.
We will be cooking on site so that you can experience firsthand, how to light and fire an earth oven and cook in it.
This course will teach you how to build a small cob oven from scratch suitable for cooking pizzas and dishes requiring a cooking time of up to one hour. You will learn about:
• assessing your soil.
• making it suitable if necessary.
• proportions of the oven.
• materials required to build it.
• putting the materials together.
• building the oven.
• different layers of the oven.
• decorative plastering/sculpting.
• firing up the earth oven, and cooking in it.
• Experiencing the direct power of simplicity and nature.
A tested and proven tradition over several thousand years which is still found in many parts of the world. For example Mexico, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Efficient, economical and versatile, an Earth Oven will enhance the flavour of everything you cook in it, from bread and pizzas to apple crumbles. It will enhance your life!