Monthly Archives: September 2015

My first Pain Rustique with local flour from my wood-fired oven

I’d been looking for a simple bread to hone my bulk bread making abilities, and as I was leafing through an excellent book about wood-fired baking as a leaving pressie, I came across what looked like a simple candidate recipe for … Continue reading

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September pizza from my wood-fired oven – the tricks I’ve learned by trial and error

I’ve been experimenting with my wood-fired oven for nearly a year, on and off, and in the last few months I’ve been working on my dough.  The key breakthrough was moving away from 70% hydrated dough down to 55% hydration, … Continue reading

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Building my Wood-Fired Brick Oven – Part 2 – Laying the Foundation Slab

This is the second part of my “Building my Wood-Fired Brick Oven” post series, which is all about laying the foundation slab.  The first post was about digging the hole. I’m including descriptions of the materials, and links to the … Continue reading

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