Build Your Own Earth Oven
Build Your Own Earth Oven: A Low-Cost Wood-Fired Mud Oven, Simple Sourdough Bread, Perfect Loaves, 3rd Edition [Paperback]
Kiko Denzer (Author), Hannah Field (Author), Alan Scott (Foreword)
Earth ovens combine the utility of a wood-fired, retained-heat oven with the ease and timeless beauty of earthen construction. Building one will appeal to bakers, builders, and beginners of all kinds, from:
- the serious or aspiring baker who wants the best low-cost”¨bread oven, to
- gardeners who want a centerpiece for a beautiful”¨outdoor kitchen, to
- outdoor chefs, to
- creative people interested in low-cost materials and”¨simple technology, to
- teachers who want a multi-faceted, experiential project for students of all ages (the book has been successful with”¨ everyone from third-graders to adults).
Build Your Own Earth Oven is fully illustrated with step-by-step directions, including how to tend the fire, and how to make perfect sourdough hearth loaves in the artisan tradition. The average do-it-yourselfer with a few tools and a scrap pile can build an oven for free, or close to it. Otherwise, $30 should cover all your materials–less than the price of a fancy “baking stone.” Good building soil is often right in your back yard, under your feet. Build the simplest oven in a day! With a bit more time and imagination, you can make a permanent foundation and a fire-breathing dragon-oven or any other shape you can dream up.