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An Earth Oven for More than Just Bread

8/3/2010 4:54:41 PM

Tags: building with earth, earth oven, do-it-yourself

Have you ever tasted bread baked in a wood-fired earth oven?

Conventional gas and electric ovens use only hot air to bake bread. Earth ovens, on the other hand, absorb heat within their walls and conduct it directly to the bread, making it puffier and giving it a crisp crust, a chewy texture and a unique flavor. And earth ovens aren’t just for bread – you can bake just about anything from pizzas to roasted meats to cakes, dehydrate fruits and vegetables and even dry your next load of firewood if it’s still warm enough when you’re done.

If you were the kind of kid who loved making mud pies, then making an earth oven will be a snap. Author Kiko Denzer will show you how in Build Your Own Wood-Fired Earth Oven, which also includes meal ideas and cooking tips for beginners. It’s easy, inexpensive, requires as much materials as what is under your feet and will make your next meal a crisper, chewier, richer flavored delight.



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