Chanced upon this website and just had to join! We are just finalizing purchase of a home in Tasmania, built in 1907 and used continuously as the towns bakery for 70 years. When we purchased it, most if not all of the bakery items were still in situ including the wood fired Scotch Oven reputed to be able to bake up to 300 loaves at a time. We would rather not disclose the location at this time till we get settled in.
Now, we don't know the first thing about baking or such large ovens but would love to get it going again and learn- even if only used a few times a year,by other people with an interest in such things and it seems such a shame to waste all that oven space, so we were wondering if there would be any interest in some joint baking sessions now and again?
We are both very heritage minded, so our main concern is to preserve the bakery and oven and thought that we may be able to make some new friends and hopefully learn a bit about traditional baking methods and have a great deal of fun while we are at it.
Ian & Renee