Video: Tips for Baking Bread in an Earthen Oven


This is the earthen oven Stacy Harris used to bake the bread.
This is the earthen oven Stacy Harris used to bake the bread.

In an earlier post, Stacy Harris showed you how to make an earthen oven in your backyard. Now she takes you step-by-step through the bread-making process using that same earthen oven.

Harris appears in the video above starting around the 7:40 mark. The bread comes out of the oven in the last few minutes. The episode aired on Venture Outdoors, which broadcasts in Alabama.

The advantage of earthen ovens is how they hold their heat. This characteristic is what makes them extremely efficient. It also makes them ideal for baking.

The only downsides are the time earthen ovens take to dry. As Harris mentions in the video, it took two months for the one she made to dry. The other disadvantage is that they're stationary. This may not matter depending on the situation, but it's something to keep in mind.

Your Turn: Ever Used an Earthen Oven?

Have you baked in an earthen oven before? Share your experiences and tips in the comments below.


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