Saturday, February 14, 2009
The Bread Oven
Having cleaned the Bread oven a few weeks ago, i decided today it was time to see how it worked and to see what i could do with it. Well, the only word i have is 'awesome'!!! I gathered loads of little branches and the like and lit a small fire in the middle of the oven. It's a huge oven - i actually got in it when i was cleaning it - it's that big! I then began to add branches to really get it going.
As you can see in the pictures, we got the fire roaring and it looked so cool. At one point fire was leaping out of the front and up the chimney. Had Pepe not been there i might have thought I'd let it get out of control - but he assured us that it was normal. Pepe is friends with our landlord and is being such a legend - always helping and fixing things.
I think the temperature must have been at least 300 degrees. Apparently it keeps its temperature for a few hours, and you can cook meat/veg or bread - anything in fact. I hadn't actually prepared any dough or food to cook but at least it's now ready to use.