Scottish Bread Oven

We are about to embark on a new project here – the building of a Scottish bread oven.  Though I love Carmichael, our old slow combustion stove in the cooking school, its capacity for baking is limited and I need more oven space to bake breads for the stall, and just for our own use for that matter.  Absolutely nothing beats a wood fired oven for baking yeast doughs.

In this regard, would anyone have an old door to a wood heater or wood stove?  Fire bricks too would be handy, plus anything else that might be of use with this project.  We want to use as many recycled materials as possible.

As the oven is built, I’ll post photos of progress.

Here is a photo of the pizza oven Robert built for me at Eaglehawk Neck.

Great memories of pizza nights there, where friends and family came by the score.  It wasn’t worth firing it up just for a couple of pizzas as it took 6 hours for sufficient heat to build, and then would take only a couple of minutes to bake each pizza.  We had about 40 people come along to each of these nights; great fun and hope that this new oven we have in mind will lend itself to the same sort of thing.

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