The Daily Bread

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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 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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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.

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 Fresh CRANBERRY SAUCE prepared on the Fontana Pizza e Cucina stove top

Fresh Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving

November 23, 2016

Today on the Fontana Pizza e Cucina wood-fired Oven, we have prepared 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 voilá; a perfect cranberry sauce in no time at all.

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 Thanksgiving TURKEY baked in the Fontana Brick Oven

Thanksgiving Turkey

November 23, 2016

We have prepared and baked a delicious turkey just in time for Thanksgiving. This turkey was baked to perfection in the Gusto wood-fired oven. The possibilities with this Italian made Fontana Gusto wood-fired oven are countless and the result is always delicious.

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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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Dee's Corn Pudding Casserole

Dee's Corn Pudding Casserole

November 21, 2016

Our dear friend, Dee shared this family favorite recipe for Corn Pudding Casserole. This custard like dish is prepared quickly using eggs, corn, a little sugar, vanilla, flour, & butter. Then it is slow baked the old-fashioned way in the oven. Let’s learn exactly how to prepare this delicious fall treat.

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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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 Roasted, Blackened Bell Peppers in the wood-fired oven

Roasted, Blackened Bell Peppers in the wood-fired oven

August 31, 2016

Roasted, blackened bell peppers are easily prepared in the wood-fired oven and are perfect for the preparation of many delicious dishes. 

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 Triple Berry Scones in the Wood-fired Oven

Triple Berry Scones in the Wood-fired Oven

August 02, 2016

Nothing compares to the aroma that permeates the air when Triple Berry Scones are baked in the Fontana wood-fired oven. Complemented by the marriage of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, these scones are delicious and irresistible any time of the day.

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