Friday, 17 February 2017

Bread Oven Report 5

I fired the bread oven up today for the first time. Pleased to report there were no explosions and nothing collapsed. I started it with a small fire and then really went for it. Seems to work OK so far.

I covered the whole thing with clay, then a couple of layers of rockwool insulation and finally finished it off with soil. Started adding turf too now.

The third photo shows a Dover sole I cooked in it from frozen. It cooked well - a little too well but it's a learning experience. I have to prepare some dough next and see if it actually will bake a loaf of bread.

A Hobbit would live here if it wasn't so smokey 

Fire burning well.

Dover sole. Singed but tasty.


  1. This is so exciting. The fish looked good.

  2. I didn't expect a full working oven so soon. Congratulations and don't forget the invite!!

  3. Had to laugh at the fish but good on you for making it work, where it the fire? is it at the back?
    Look forward to seeing the bread now.
    By the way, I had to take the photo down from the bedroom wall, Tom was not very happy about it but have tucked it into my bag.

  4. Wow. That's quite a project. Kudos.