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Building & Baking with Outdoor Ovens
August 13, 2022 - August 14, 2022$100 – $200
Saturday, August 13th, 12 noon – 4 pm, and
Sunday, August 14th, 9 am – 4 pm
This workshop is being offered on a sliding scale from $100-$200. Please pay what you can afford.
Learn to build, and then bake, in a cob oven at beautiful Morning Glory Farm in Bethel, Maine! Wood fired earth ovens make it possible to bake incredible crusty breads and pizzas outdoors at home. We will construct several small earth ovens during this hands-on workshop, giving participants the skills and confidence to build their own.
We will use all the same methods used to build a large earth oven but will be building smaller, moveable ovens. Building the smaller ovens allows for more hands-on practice time with the building process. The resulting ovens will be small enough for some lucky participants to take home!
Day 1 will focus on constructing the small sized earth ovens, and will cover design considerations, materials sourcing and mix recipes. Day 2 we will learn to bake using an earth oven in both live fire and retained heat modes. There will be pizza for lunch, then we will make bagels, hearth loaves and pastry.
Enrollment is limited to 15 participants. Please bring comfortable clothing, a water bottle, work gloves and a notebook. Camping (at no extra cost) is available at Morning Glory Farm with access to outdoor facilities. All meals will be served outdoors in an open-air, covered area. Please indicate if you would like to camp when registering. Meals will be made with mostly organic and locally sourced ingredients from Morning Glory Farm & nearby farms.
About the instructor: Jesse Stevens has 15 years of experience building and operating wood-fired ovens of both cob and brick. Past projects have ranged from backyard settings to commercial restaurants and farms. Jesse also operates Sy’s Trees, a nursery and orchard in Sweden, Maine that specializes in unique fruit trees.
Questions? Please email [email protected].