Friday, 20 January 2017

Essential Winter-Warmer Grub.



It was - 6 C again yesterday morning, so some serious gastronomy was called for.

Anyone who has a wood-fired Cooker or Stove will tell you that they make by far the best baked Potatoes.

I have no idea why the flavour should be so different to electric-oven cooked spuds, but it is!

At this time of year (this morning it's still -6 C) there is nothing better for lunch than a bowl of good hearty soup, and a baked Potato topped with plenty of butter and black pepper.


It sets you up for the rest of the day.

p.s. Our wood-fired cooker is pretty basic; not at all like standard cookers. We throw on logs, cross fingers, and hope for the best. Occasionally the temperature goes crazy; sometimes even reaching 350 C (see below)..... WOOPS!


My spuds were cooked in about 15 mins.




20 comments:

  1. Winter time and a morning out in the French countryside to see a church and later a baked potato for lunch.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks good. One of those would be quite nice now as the temp is down to 19C at 8.20 p.m. Much better than the temps in the 30's we were having.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 19 C sounds like heaven to me. Still around -6 C here.

      Delete
  3. First thing I'm going to try out with the log burner when we get back in March.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I use either Agata or Monalisa; both become very soft inside.

      Delete
  4. Have you ever tried baking bread in there Cro?
    Greetings Maria x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes indeed, and mostly casseroles.

      Delete
    2. Perfect because I have to content to bake mine in an electrical oven. X

      Delete
  5. Glorious baked potatoes with lots of real butter, my favourite. We cooked some in our stove last night.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wonderful when there's snow on the ground!

      Delete
  6. Perfect for this weather .... put one on for me would you Cro ? XXXX

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've just put some more in for today's lunch.

      Delete
  7. My mum and dad had a little thatched cottage and put a Rayburn in the sitting room, it was lovely. Always warm, always a kettle simmering and always something popped in the oven. I would go for that arrangement anytime. Yes baked potatoes do taste better out of that kind of oven.
    Christy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That sounds beautiful. Ours is in the kitchen, but offers much the same service. Always a kettle on the go, and usually something inside the oven.

      Delete
  8. Baked potatoes are wonderful in the Aga (take around an hour) - having six of us for a meal tomorrow night - soup (fridge bottom soup) already made and potatoes will be put in an hour before they come. Just a bread and butter pudding to make tomorrow (made with sliced brioche and cream)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Baked potatoes cost almost nothing, and are so delicious. The Ooohs and Aaahs are mandatory.

      Delete
  9. Oh my, I'm drooling. I must say it is hard to beat a potato that comes out of the coals of a bonfire, but in the middle of an Aussie summer here as we are, we are a long way from our next bonfire.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have two children in Oz. One is in Queensland, and the other in Surfer's Paradise; both spend most of their time in their pools or in the sea. No need for bonfires.

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...