First attempt at bread in a wood-fired oven.

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First attempt at bread in a wood-fired oven.

Post: #275700 Maykal
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:38 am

I've made bread a few times in a regular oven (gas/electric) but this was my first time with a wood-fired bread oven. I was a bit worried as I don't have a thermometer of any kind but I picked up a few tips on the interwebs about watching for brick colour and so forth. Here's what I ended up with:

Firing the oven. Took about 2 hours to get the bricks in the roof white hot.
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Hot embers spread out to evenly heat the base of the oven.
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Bread in and starting to rise. Took about an hour to bake them.
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Finished loaves cooling before being lathered with butter and home-made jam.
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I was very pleased with the results. It had a nice crunchy crust and a soft, fluffy interior, no yeasty flavour or stodginess.

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Re: First attempt at bread in a wood-fired oven.

Post: #275704 diggernotdreamer
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:34 am

It looks fab, well done

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Post: #275705 Jandra
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:26 am

That looks extremely tasty! Makes my mouth water. :thumbright:

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Post: #275714 Bulworthyproject
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:17 pm

It does look delicious and I'll bet it smells even better!
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Re: First attempt at bread in a wood-fired oven.

Post: #275718 Carltonian Man
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:07 am

Makes me feel hungry :salute: :salute:

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Post: #275719 Dr.Syn
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:43 am

Perhaps the old fashioned (?) was are better looks like it is but it's the taste test that counts. From what you say it sound super :salute:
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Re: First attempt at bread in a wood-fired oven.

Post: #275850 clare
Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:13 pm

Looks fab,we have one outside but have only cooked pizza in it I must try bread too.
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Re: First attempt at bread in a wood-fired oven.

Post: #275964 Maykal
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:41 am

Cheers for all the comments!

Anyone tried baking cakes in a bread oven? It seemed to retain its heat for hours after the bread came out and it seems a waste so I was thinking of throwing in a cake or two.

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Re: First attempt at bread in a wood-fired oven.

Post: #275965 Pumkinpie
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:26 am

It's making my mouth water. You can't beat home made.


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