The Daily Bread

Pizza Dough with a Twist - 63% hydrated

Pizza Dough with a Twist - 63% hydrated

April 18, 2018

After watching a young Italian Pizzaiolo making this dough with a twist, we decided to give it a try. With the addition of a little beer and a small amount of lard as a choice lipid we created a delicious pizza dough perfect for the Fontana wood-fired pizza oven. The next time you make pizza make sure to make it with this recipe. Very delicious!
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Swedish Cardamom Buns

Swedish Cardamom Buns

April 03, 2018

We found this recipe via Daniel Larson’s Instagram. Daniel graciously allowed us to repost his recipe. If you’d like to see how a true Swedish baker makes Cardamom Buns, give his recipe a shot; we did! The Gusto helped make it a total success, and they were delicious!

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Bagels baked in the wood-fired oven

Bagels baked in the wood-fired oven

August 30, 2017

Bagels baked in the Gusto wood-fired oven are a fun and delicious bread to make at home. Many varieties are readily available at any grocery store, but making bagels at home will allow you to customize them exactly to everyone's liking. Check out our recipe for these delicious bagels.

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A Simple Pizza Dough Recipe

A Simple Pizza Dough Recipe

June 24, 2017

There are many ways to prepare pizza dough. This recipe is one of our more simpler methods making it an ideal dough recipe for anyone who is new to cooking pizza in a wood-fired pizza oven. You will need flour, water, commercial yeast, & salt to get going. Let’s get started!

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Simple Bread Dough Recipe

Simple Bread Dough Recipe

April 24, 2017

There are endless variations in making bread. This simple dough recipe is an ideal option for both the experienced and inexperienced baker. The percentage of hydration, flour type, fermentation method are all variables that will affect the bread’s flavor and texture. We hope you enjoy our simple bread dough recipe.

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Baking our Simple Bread Dough

Baking our Simple Bread Dough

April 24, 2017

In our previous post, we learned how to make a simple bread dough at 63% hydration. Now we will continue on to the baking process. Baking bread in the Fontana wood-fired oven is a very satisfying experience. We will show a few tips that will help ensure your bread comes out of the oven perfect!

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Bread Dough Proofing in a Basket

Bread Dough Proofing in a Basket

April 24, 2017

Proofing the dough, before baking in the Fontana wood-fired oven is a very important step in bread baking. There are different ways to get the final proofing of the dough accomplished. Instead of proofing the dough on the countertop or on a baker's cloth, we will show you how to use a basket to get the job done.

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 Nonna Verena's Butterzopf - Swiss Züpfe - Baked in the Fontana Wood-fired Oven

Nonna Verena's Butterzopf - Swiss Züpfe

January 03, 2017

My precious Swiss mom has passed down the tradition of making this delicious Swiss Sunday Bread to me and my four siblings just as she learned it from her mother. It is unbelievably good when sliced and spread with butter, preserves, honey, Nutella, or your favorite topping.

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 Drunken Poached PEARS prepared in and on the Fontana Wood-fired Oven

Drunken Poached Pears

December 31, 2016

Drunken Poached Pears are a simple, delicious dessert drizzled with a tasty wine reduction perfect for any celebration. Simply combine firm pears, red wine, water, sugar and some spices, cook them in a Fontana wood-fired oven and you are ready to serve an elegant and wonderful dessert.

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 Beautiful APPLE ROSES baked in the Italian wood-fired pizza oven

Beautiful Apple Roses

December 07, 2016

Baked in the Italian made wood-fired pizza oven, Apple Roses are a simple, delicious and elegant treat sure to satisfy your family and guests. These little bite size "apple pies" will become a beautiful dessert, a brunch addition or a breakfast treat. Follow the simple steps to making Apple Roses.

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Macaroni and Cheese baked in the Fontana wood-fired oven

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

December 06, 2016

You can kiss the box goodbye because we’re going to learn how to make this classic Southern comfort food. Every family member and neighbor has their own take on the popular side. Today you will learn how to bake yet another mac & cheese variation on everyone’s familiar favorite.

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 Sicilian CAPONATA cooked on the Fontana Pizza e Cucina wood-fired stove top

Sicilian Caponata

November 30, 2016

This typical Sicilian dish is a perfect side for just about any meal. We’ve prepared this vegetarian dish prepared using the stovetop on Fontana’s latest model, the Pizza e Cucina. The dish can be served hot or cold, but most importantly remember to serve it with freshly baked bread.

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