Make a bread oven off the ground?

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Re: Make a bread oven off the ground?

Post: # 264503Post Skippy
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:20 pm

Ah maybe I misunderstood the rules . I was going with millymollymandys post in the introduce section that said to reduce spammers no signatures or links till 25 posts.

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Re: Make a bread oven off the ground?

Post: # 264506Post grahamhobbs
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:16 pm

A traditional way of making a smallish clay oven, was to weave a rough dome out of willow and lay your clay mix over this. When you fire your oven the willow will burn away but the clay will remain.

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Post: # 264508Post Skippy
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:54 pm

Yes I've looked at that idea too and may very well go with that method. I always find it pleasing to bend a hazel or willow stick only to find it forms the ideal shape for an oven, almost enough to make me think something is actually guiding this universe :icon_smile:


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Post: # 264670Post Niele da Kine
Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:18 pm

We have a fellow with a portable bread oven who sells bread at the local farmer's market. He makes one or two batches of bread while at the farmer's market but the majority of the bread he sells was made before he got to the market. I'm suspecting it was made in a more traditional oven as well, but it is still tasty stuff and the wood fired portable oven he brings makes delicious aromas. His oven is huge, though, and is mounted on a truck frame and pulled behind his truck.

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Re: Make a bread oven off the ground?

Post: # 266971Post the.fee.fairy
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:24 pm

Thanks Guys.

Skippy - who do you re-enact with?

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Post: # 266983Post Skippy
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:28 pm

I'm with the Wars of the Roses Federation and to be more accurate the Ferrers Household , you can find us on facebook.
I originally started at the other end of the fifteenth century but migrated slightly later but oddly enough English Heritage asked the fed to put on the seige of Harfleur and Agincourt at Kelmarsh a couple of years ago.
If I recall I think the pictures I posted come from an event centered around Gloucester cathedral.


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Re: Make a bread oven off the ground?

Post: # 266987Post the.fee.fairy
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:36 am

Ooh nice. I'm with the MSS. We went to Kelmarsh this year...and swam to the camp :lol:

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Post: # 267013Post Skippy
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:53 pm

We were relatively lucky as we on a small rise in the ground near the bottom end of the field close to the bridge to the plastic camp but still awoke to find water on most sides. We stayed until sunday but still ended up getting towed off. I think there was a picture on livinghistory of a tractor pulling a 4x4 with a horsebox towing a sportscar, that was one of our members , Paul. On saturaday I made his daughter a boat (well a boat shaped log with a mast and flag) which she sailed in the new rivers and lakes on the site and promptly got soaked too but at least she enjoyed herself.


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Re: Make a bread oven off the ground?

Post: # 267036Post becks77
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:13 am

Hi Fee
what about Dutch oven suspended above raised fire pit on a tripod?
Just a thought, might be easier to transport too
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