Busy day baking
Well I had a very busy baking day yesterday! I fired my oven around noon. It was the first firing since I added bricks to the opening and applied the final lime plaster coating to the outside.
Once heated to the point that the walls have burned off the soot, I spread out the coals to even up the temps in the hearth.
With the coals removed and the oven cooled to baking temps, I placed my three loaves in the oven.
This shot was taken mid way through the bake.
Then the final product!
After the bread was done, the oven still had plenty of heat stored in it so we placed a pork loin roast along with some corn and potatoes in to bake for dinner.
One of those potatoes was a sweet potato for me!
Everything turned out great, the oven really performs!
With dinner done, the oven still had some heat left in her so what else can you do but come up with something else to bake!
Oatmeal chocolate chip are a favorite at our house!
One tray in as another is about ready to come out!
Baked to perfection! They went fast!!
After a full day of baking the oven was just under 300F when the last batch of cookies were done. Even at the lower temps the cookies baked as fast as they do in the regular oven set at 350F. It must be the convection heat of the oven!
The only one not happy about the baking for the day was the oven's resident lizard. It was too hot for him to clime to the top of the oven to watch over his territory. The outside of the oven never passed higher than 115F except around the door opening but it must have been too hot for him!
The oven held cooking temps well over 5 hours! Not bad for a little clay oven!!