An Afternoon with Bread

KevinBaking with Fire, Cooking w/ Fire, Dry Stacked Oven, From Local Farms, Gold Forest Grains, Grains, Highwood Crossing4 Comments

Life’s pace slowed for a moment today, so out came the flours. I made 3 doughs. 1] 50% Highwood Crossing Unbleached White, 50% Gold Forest Grains Whole Wheat. 2] 50% Highwood Crossing Unbleached White, 50% Gold Forest Grains Rye and 3] 100% Highwood Crossing Unbleached White. So a white, a whole wheat, and a rye. All with roughly 80% hydration, … Read More

Masonry Kitchen a Go This Year?

KevinCooking w/ Fire, Wood Fired Oven Project9 Comments

My temp oven and grill setup has been inspiring. It made my perhaps slightly ambitious project illustrated below feel more doable, less intimidating. And as seems to happen in December and January, I’ve become obsessed with a project which, like last year, is this masonry project. It essentially is an outdoor kitchen, built entirely of reclaimed masonry. Yes, mostly free. … Read More

Dry Stacked WFO V1.0 Drawings & Specs

KevinBaking with Fire, Cooking w/ Fire, Dry Stacked Oven, Wood Fired Oven Project10 Comments

I know from experience that any specifics on building wood ovens and grills is appreciated by those collecting ideas for their own build, so upon requests in the comments of previous posts about it, I’m providing drawings and additional information here for those that have  requested it. I’ll just keep adding to it as requests come in. Total Cost: ~$30 … Read More

Dry Stacked Wood Fired Oven & Grill

KevinBaking with Fire, Cooking w/ Fire, Dry Stacked Oven, Grilling w/ Fire, Smoking w/ Fire, Wood Fired Oven Project15 Comments

I think I’m going to be sore tomorrow morning. This morning, inspired by my recent temp masonry grill setup which still pleased me greatly, I thought ‘how could I use the masonry I have been collecting to build a temp oven‘. If you ever have that thought, just know in advance that if you act on it, you will be … Read More