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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Delicious Thanksgiving Stuffing

Delicious Thanksgiving Stuffing

November 23, 2016

What is a Thanksgiving Feast without a delicious bread stuffing? Today we will prepare my husband's famous and delicious stuffing baked to perfection inside the Fontana wood-fired oven. All agree that this is always a big hit when feasting around the table with family and friends.

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Cherry Tomato BRUSCHETTA prepared in the Fontana wood-fired oven

Cherry Tomato BRUSCHETTA prepared in the Fontana wood-fired oven

September 16, 2016

In the Fontana wood-fired oven we prepare roasted cherry tomato bruschetta, a delicious and simple appetizer. Simply slice some French baguettes, drizzle each with olive oil and top them with oven roasted cherry tomatoes. Delicious with the addition of Feta cheese right before you serve.

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Cathead Biscuits

Delicious Fluffy Cathead Biscuits

June 06, 2016

Southern biscuits were exactly what I was craving when I found this enticing recipe on Epicurious. Curiosity took the best of me when I discovered they used buttermilk powder instead of liquid buttermilk; therefore, I was instantly intrigued by the process. Who knew there was such a thing as buttermilk powder?

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Crostini Created with a Perfect Marriage of Sausage and Cheese

Crostini Created with a Perfect Marriage of Sausage and Cheese

May 03, 2016

Ready to make an easy finger food with only three ingredients? Bruschetta or Crostini alla salsiccia prepared in the Fontana wood-fired oven is a great way to prepare a quick appetizer, one everyone will love. All you need is the perfect marriage of a baguette, Italian sausage and soft cheese.

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Blooming Cheesy Stuffed Bread

Blooming Cheesy Stuffed Bread

April 19, 2016

Looking for an easy and delicious appetizer that satisfies all ages? Here it is!  The ingredients are few and the steps are simple. Blooming Cheesy Stuffed Bread is sure to become a favorite with family and friends. There is no doubt that you will be proud to serve this finger-licking snack to anyone who steps into your kitchen. We have wanted to bake this appetizer in the Fontana wood-fired oven for some time, and the result was an immediate hit. Here are just a few simple steps showing you how to prepare this delicious crowd-pleaser.

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