Happiness is a Roast Potato The roast potato fills me with warm memories of family round a table. We will all have our own familiar and favorite ways of roasting potatoes at home. This method is my mothers from her mother before that. We start with a good floury potato- King Edward’s are particularly floury, […]
Rich and tender venison stew cooked in a dutch pot over a crackling open fire for a couple of hours. Perfect fire food for warming up a cold Halloween Night. Ingredients below will feed 4-5 people (photos above feature 2 pots cooking as I doubled everything up to feed 10).
Seasoning your Dutch Oven Start with a clean dry cast iron pot. Using kitchen towl or cloth wipe your Dutch Oven with a light layer of cooking oil; olive, sunflower, rape or edible linseed will suffice.Cover all surfaces both pot and lid. Place you pot into a hot oven, BBQ or hang near the fire. […]
The Cooking Fire This is a fast and easy dish to cook, we probably only need five minutes max actual cooking time, so can be prepared in advance or during entertaining guests. Ideally the pate should be chilled so allow time for this. To sear the livers we’ll need a moderate fire with enough embers […]
Perfect pork cracking naturally lends itself to the cooking with fire. The natural heat curves of a blazing then embering mature fire, are ideal for the two cooking stages. Building the fire Size of the fire should be at least a third longer than the length of your roasting joint, this will ensure even cooking […]
The Cooking Fire We are going to need to hold a reasonable heat for a few hours so build a good fire base. Aim for around FIREMARK 4 (a distance from the fire where you can comfortably hold your hand for 4 seconds before it gets too hot), this will take 2-3 hours to spit […]
The Cooking Fire We are going to need to hold a reasonable heat for a few hours so build a good fire base. Medium to large chickens cook well around FIREMARK 4 (a distance from the fire where you can comfortably hold your hand for 4 seconds before it gets too hot). The key is […]
The Cooking Fire We need a moderate sized fire with a good ember base as this will need about 3 hours cooking time to transform the base ingredients into a magical meal. Not too specific on the wood type as the cast iron of the pot will even out any heat fluctuations from the fire […]