Baking with a Portable, Wood Fired Dutch Oven

Your cast-iron guarantee of amazing breads and pizzas, indoors or out.

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Turn your ideas about Dutch ovens upside down!

Dust off that heavy old pot and turn it into a mobile wood fired oven for baking breads, pizzas and other dishes outdoors. This course shows you how to make an insulated oven base that takes up very little room, so you can assemble your portable oven and light your cooking fire in the tiniest backyard, on the wildest beach, or at your favourite campsite.

You will learn how to:

  • Construct an insulated board base for the hearth.
  • Assemble a portable hearth using the board base and refractory bricks.
  • Choose the right cast iron Dutch oven to complete the portable wood fired oven.
  • Build, light and control the appropriate fire for baking pizza or bread.
  • Take your portable wood fired oven to the shore, the hills, the river or your own backyard.
  • Bake without leaving a trace on the environment..
  • Make professional bread and pizza dough and bake them both to perfection.
  • Use your Dutch oven to bake brilliant breads and pizzas in your domestic electric oven too!

What you will need:

  • Basic carpentry skills will be helpful
  • Tools required: a power screwdriver, a saw and a tape measure.
  • Basic materials: vermiculite board, wood, refractory bricks
  • Cast iron pot with lid (Dutch oven), baker's peel (bbq chimney starter optional)


Your Instructor


Dragan Matijevic
Dragan Matijevic

Course Curriculum


  First Section
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  Health & Safety
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  Baking pizza outdoors
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  Making bread
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  Baking bread outdoors
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  Using your domestic electric oven
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  The Brick-nic!
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  And finally...
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Born in Dalmatia, Croatia, Dragan was brought up cooking under the 'bell' (peka), and has adapted this traditional technique so that anyone with access to the outdoors can use it too. You don't need to spend a fortune, you don't need to fill your yard (or anywhere else) with concrete; all you need is a little insight, and you'll have a LOT of fun!

If you're interested in off-grid lifestyles, or fancy doing something a bit different this weekend - this course is for you.

Get yourself enrolled now, and start planning that pizza party!

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