Homemade Bread and a Woodstove


Old fashioned wood stove

Photo credit Elmira Stove Works    

“Every lost ship can find a way back home.
A man travels the world in search of his dream
only to return home to find it.”

I know of nothing in life more wonderful than the gentle aroma of a home with bread baking in the kitchen. A morning fireplace, a hot cup of coffee and artisan bread filling the air with the scent of winter. It makes a home permanently embedded in your memory as the most wonderful, loving place to be.

Homemade bread comes out better when baked in an old-fashioned kitchen wood stove. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the way the wood flame distribute heat, or the scent of oakwood as it permeates the bread crust, but it is absolutely different. And delightful. And there is something is incessantly rewarding about firing up a wood stove and cooking a meal for your family.

I have a log cabin that sits on a hill on 7 acres in Kentucky. I do not have an old-fashioned wood stove in my kitchen. But I will. Someday. And then I will gain 30 pounds from all the homemade bread I make.

3/2/2021 7:02:42 PM

I was hoping there would have been information on stove temp or how long the fire should be burning before baking the bread. Or the best containers for baking in a wood stove. Instead just 3 paragraphs waxing poetically about how wonderful bread is when baked with wood. I was disappointed.

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