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Sweet Strawberry Pie In Wood Fired Oven

Uuni fans know that our little wood-fired oven is very versatile and whilst we excel at pizzas and savoury food, Uuni-baked desserts are awesome too! Try this family favourite.. a Strawberry Pie in 3 minutes! Fast and fabulous.

Strawberry Pie Ingredients

 

  • Shortcrust pastry rolled thinly (approx 2mm) (or use puff pastry for a  more flaky texture!)
  • A handful of fresh strawberries
  • Small bar of dark chocolate
  •  Strawberry jam
  •  Clotted cream or vanilla ice cream

Method

Light up your Uuni.

Spread your pastry over a lightly floured pizza peel (pizza style). We used pre-rolled because we love a quick dessert, but homemade is, of course, great too!

Smooth a few tablespoons of your favourite strawberry jam on top. Make sure you leave a little space at the edges for a pastry crust.

As soon as your Uuni is up to temperature, place your strawberry pizza inside and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes. Use your pizza peel to turn your pizza at least once during this time. This will ensure an even cook and colour.

Once the pastry crust looks golden brown, remove from the heat. Arrange fresh strawberry slices on top of the pie.

Grate or peel a couple of squares of dark chocolate and serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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Thanksgiving Dinner – Uuni is Saying Thanks!

This weekend we had our 5th annual Thanksgiving Dinner here in London. (Thanksgiving is on 27th November this year). For us, it’s a relatively new tradition, brought in by our good friend Kate who, although English, lived in Los Angeles from the age of 12.

Kate takes thanksgiving VERY seriously. Everyone brings a course or a dish and we have a collaborative ‘jamboree’ of awesome food. This year the lovely Claudia hosted.  We started with champagne.. (the Pilgrim’s favourite?;)  then goats cheese and smoked salmon blinis, moved on to turkey, mushroom, spinach and gruyere en croûte (for the veggies), honeyed carrots, pureed parsnip, roast potatoes, braised red cabbage. Dessert was pecan pie, salted caramel ice-cream. Followed by cheese, followed by Scottish tablet. All homemade, all brilliant. WOAH. Some serious eating.  It was delicious, let me tell you.

A big part of the evening is the much dreaded/ anticipated ‘thank yous’ we all do. (how you feel about them depends on how much you like public speaking.. which varies in our gang.)

I hadn’t prepared anything.. but once I got going I was ‘grateful’ for this part of the night too. It’s pretty grounding to take time and take stock of what you’re thankful of.

The evening was topped off by some stunning music from our friend Dar.  A highlight was his version of Lyle Lovett’s ‘Creeps Like Me’.

If you haven’t tried a Thanksgiving Dinner before… I can wholeheartedly recommend it. Food, Friends, Family, Music, Thanks. It’s all good. Kate has written this morning suggesting we find more reasons to have similar meals..Here’s my pick of her important days to celebrate…

May 23: World Turtle Day
August 8: Universal & International Infinity Day (the dinner party that never ends?)
August 13: International Lefthanders Day (Kristian from the team is a proud ‘leftie’.
September 19: Talk Like a Pirate Day
Ah harrr! I’m in.
Let us know what you guys get up to this Thanksgiving!

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