The Daily Bread

Schiacciata with Leftover Pizza Dough

Schiacciata with Leftover Pizza Dough

February 01, 2019

What do you do when you have some left over pizza dough? You can either use it to make a brand new batch of dough, which will greatly improve the flavor of the dough, or you can simply and quickly make SCHIACCIATA.

Read More
Neapolitan Pizza Dough

Neapolitan Pizza Dough

January 31, 2019

This iconic pizza which originated in Naples, Italy is made of dough made with only flour, water, salt and yeast.  The dough is easily stretched by hand, very soft and effortlessly extendable. This is one of our favorites to prepare!
Read More
Soft Salted Caramel Candy

Soft Salted Caramel Candy

January 30, 2019

For those with a sweet tooth here is a delicious recipe for Soft Salted Caramel. Growing up, on very special occasions my mom, Nonna Verena, would surprise us by making caramel candy. Learn how we prepare this delicious treat!
Read More

Tabouli or Tabbouleh

Tabouli or Tabbouleh

January 29, 2019

Tabbouleh is a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dish made with bulgur wheat. This grain is used for a large variety of delicious dishes. It is delicious in soups, whole grain breads and simply used in the place of rice
Read More
Involtini di Cavolo Verza - Cabbage Rolls

Involtini di Cavolo Verza - Cabbage Rolls

January 24, 2019

Learn how we use the Fontana oven to bake a delicious Cabbage Involtini with sausage, celery, carrots, & onions. This is one of our favorites, maybe it will become one yours too!
Read More
Walnut and Mascarpone Crostini

Walnut and Mascarpone Crostini

December 21, 2018

Here is a delicious, quick and easy appetizer prepared with just a few ingredients. These walnut and mascarpone crostini will be served in no time at all. So excited to share with you one of the simple yet tasty Italian appetizers usually served before a meal. Let's get to work.
Read More

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.

Read More
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!

Read More
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.

Read More

 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.

Read More
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.

Read More
Vickye's SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE baked in the Fontana wood-fired oven

Vickye's Sweet Potato Casserole

November 29, 2016

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.

Read More