The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Baking Bread in a Yurt

linder's picture

Baking Bread in a Yurt

We've moved to Orcas Island, Washington and while our house is being built we are living in a 16 ft diameter yurt.  it is cozy to say the least.  Here is my bread kneading station set up in the yurt on top of our clothes dresser.

I'm baking the bread in a Coleman oven that sits on top of the propane camp stove burner.  In the oven I have unglazed tiles on the bottom to equalize and retain heat.  The thermometer on the front of the oven is unreliable so an over thermometer inside the oven is a must to know what the temperature is in the oven.

The bread came out really well.  The recipe I've been using is Peter Reinhart's whole wheat bread from Whole Grain Baking.  Next step - San Francisco Sourdough baked in a dutch oven over charcoal in a firepit.  


cerevisiae's picture

How excellent and exciting! The yurt does indeed look cozy. I hope the new home building goes as well as it can.

Syd's picture

Now I know what to call my house: a mini yurt!  One day I will post pictures and we can do a comparison.  :)

emkay's picture

Cozy is an understatement! More power to you for still baking bread in your camping oven. Does the oven hold temperature well? 


Mebake's picture

Good high loaf Linder. Nice job. Hope your house gets finished fast.


isand66's picture

Great job of improvising. One must have their daily bread and yours came out great all things considered.