Fire In The Hole!! Pics:
Well I'm just getting in practice...the fire needed to be hotter today..Im still very much in the learning stages! At least I know how to build a fire! That took practice..now I can make a fire with only a few minutes of the smoke you get when first lighting up the logs and let me tell you...you can get a lot if you don't do it right! The first time my daughter and I lit it up...the fire department drove by in our neighborhood!! I guess they saw what it was and didn't bother us. A neighbor probably called!! We had such a laugh! Im practiceing doing multiple bakes! First pizza. I tried a new crust recipe from PR American Pie Book. New York Style Crust..it's thicker and supports heavier toppings...I like the Neo-Neapolitan the best! I made JH Vermont sourdough this time putting one into the WF Oven...I decided to put the other two loaves in my regular oven because I suspected the WF Oven was not quite hot enough! My thermo. is broke so I had nothing to register the oven temperature except my hand! I want one of those lazer thermos! Last but not least a small roast went in and my husband can take it out when he gets home from work!
Nice Fire! Nearly No Smoke!! I made 5 Pizzas!
J.H. Vermont Sourdough was next as the ovens temp. started to cool! Started the Levain at 11PM last nite and finished loaves at 9PM tonite! I retarded in frig. to time with WFOven temperature drop... I was close! Oven could have been a little hotter...bread took about 30 min. to bake I gave it a couple of spritz of steam!
J.H.Vermont Sourdough loaves that were baked inside...I placed all 3 loaves in oblong plastic tubs for the frig. with spice jars rolled in parchment to support them ; / ... It was all I could think of as I don't have much room in my refrigerator!
Wood Fired loaf on the Left. Oven loaves on the Right.Last but not least...a small Bar-B-Q Roast still in the oven for a long slow cook. The oven will hold heat all night and into the morning!