Bagels are a most delicious bread easily baked at home. Of course bagels are readily available at any grocery store, but making them at home will allow you to customize them exactly to your family's liking. Although several steps are necessary for the creation of this classic, firm round roll, it is well worth the process and time to make them at home, and more specifically in the Fontana wood-fired oven.
Ideal for the Italian wood-fired pizza oven here is a great dough recipe. There are many ways to prepare pizza dough, some very basic and others more complex. The type of flour, hydration, natural leaven or commercial yeast, and the way the dough is handled, vary from method to method. Most beginners would be less intimidated to prepare pizza dough, by starting up with a very simple recipe. Flour, water, commercial yeast and salt will be the stars of the following dough. More varied recipes will be posted as we continue to experiment with natural leavens, yeast, hydration levels, folding and kneading of the dough, and proofing times. For now let's keep it basic and simple.
Bread can be made in many different ways. Depending on the choice of flour, the hydration percentage (amount of water in the mix), and the method of fermentation, you will create different results both in flavor and texture. This simple dough recipe is ideal for both an experienced baker as well as for one who is just beginning the beautiful journey of bread making. Baked to perfection in the Fontana wood-fired oven, this loaf of bread will satisfy any palate.
Baking bread in the Fontana wood-fired oven is a most satisfying experience. Before this can be done one must first shape, proof and score the dough. These steps will become second nature as you continue in the wonderful journey of bread baking. We will show you step by step on how to prep the wood-fired oven and get it ready for a successful baking experience.
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.
Drunken Poached Pears are a simple and 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 the Fontana Gusto, or on the Pizza e Cucina wood-fired oven and stove top, and you are ready to serve an elegant and wonderful dessert.
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.
Macaroni and Cheese, the beloved classic American Southern dish, is baked in the Fontana wood-fired oven. Today you will find out how simple it is to make at home and serve to family and friends. Undeniably it will become a favorite dish and it will definitely replace the boxed version. You can kiss the box goodbye and begin making this classic comfort food in your own oven.
CAPONATA, a typical sweet and sour Sicilian dish, is a flavorful accompaniment to just about any meal. This vegetarian dish prepared on the Fontana Pizza e Cucina wood-fired stovetop, is a unique medley of incredible flavors, a true symphony to the palate! Serve it hot or cold, and most importantly accompanied by freshly baked bread.
A delicious Sweet Potato Casserole just in time for Thanksgiving and the holidays baked in the Fontana wood-fired oven. Graciously shared by our friend Vickye many years ago, this simple recipe has definitely become a traditional favorite and a great comfort food for our family and friends.
Today on the Fontana Pizza e Cucina wood-fired Oven, we are preparing a delicious Cranberry Sauce perfect for Thanksgiving and the Holidays. Fresh cranberries, a little cinnamon, sugar and orange zest, plus an awesome wood-fired oven, and VOILÀ...a perfect cranberry sauce in no time at all.