Clay Oven Pics

The summer holidays are over and I’m back in work so my blogging & baking hasn’t been as regular as before.

As requested a picture of the clay oven hubby made. He was inspired by a pizza oven Hugh F-W made on one of his TV progs. The clay was from his fathers garden, was left to dry for a day, then he lit a fire inside to completely dry the clay. To cook he then lit another fire in it, let the flames die down to embers, pushed the embers to the sides, places the bread dough in then put a piece of wood up against the hole to keep the heat in.
It cooked really good bread and new potatoes. Our neighbour was so impressed he now wants to build one!

Post Author: Jules

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5 thoughts on “Clay Oven Pics

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    cd

    (September 15, 2011 - 5:17 am)

    We have this thing in Romania called a “ţest”. It is/was used to cook bread in rural areas.
    I think it’s a better design overall for a clay oven.

    It is very simple to make at the same time. You use a dome shaped tin basin as the base, and then cover it with a thick clay layer (the clay is usually mixed with straw or cow dung) and let it dry.

    To use it, you keep it keep it lifted and heat the surface underneath it and the thing itself, then clear the ashes and lay the bread after you lower the “ţest” into place.

    This is what it looks like http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wM0dZTNTjpA/SkFWDoU9lRI/AAAAAAAAAWM/LCxcTfa50j8/s400/DSC04940.JPG

    DIY Cheese Press » Butcher, Baker

    (March 19, 2012 - 9:37 am)

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