[Sca-cooks] A (relatively) cheap oven idea...
vikinglord at cox.net
Thu Jul 3 11:37:39 PDT 2008
Acually they found terracotta flower pot shaped pots and bread in the
village bakerys' that supported the workers building the pyrimids and they
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From: "Dragon" <dragon at crimson-dragon.com>
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2008 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] A (relatively) cheap oven idea...
> Dragon wrote:
>>So all this oven discussion here on sca-cooks got me thinking... which is
>>sometimes a dangerous thing...
>>Here's an idea for an easy, and relatively cheap terracota camp oven.
>>Get a large, heavy-walled terracotta (unglazed!) flower pot, make sure it
>>is not too large to handle easily. Get a large, thick (unglazed!)
>>terracotta tile (or tiles if necessary or fire bricks) big enough to
>>support the pot while it is inverted.
>>Have your bread dough proofing and nearly ready to bake.
>>Place the tile(s) or brick base in a fire safe place. Do the same for the
>>Build a fire atop the tile(s), build another inside the pot. Let them heat
>>for about an hour. Brush the embers and ashes off the tile or brick base,
>>dump the embers and ashes from the pot, place your ready to bake loaf in
>>the center of the tile, place the pot (inverted) over the loaf. Let bake
>>until the bread is done, it should not take too long (though I will have
>>to experiment to get the right timing) and the terracotta ought to retain
>>enough heat to bake the bread fully.
>>I'm going to look for a suitable pot and tiles and give this a try. A lot
>>easier and lighter than a brick oven and it ought to work well.
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> And in the same spirit, others have done this successfully:
> So... this is going to become a regular part of my war kitchen.
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