Baking in a wood fired oven.

Setting the scene.

Different baking tins ready for use.

First batch ready ro rise.

Following different batches rising, all in same tub.

Cleaning out oven.

Starting fire.

wood fired oven

Breads and rolls in tins for 2nd rise..

Pizza’s prepared in first heat, 2 minutes in oven and ready. Other breads and rolls ready to go in.

Rolls, apple cakes out of the oven after some 15-20 minutes.

After an additional 20 minutes bread ready (16 in total).

bread wood oven

Dark rye bread (Wed 11.11)

A dark rye bread based on a sourdough (or leaven) method.


  • 200 gr stored leaven (50/50 water flour)
  • 700 gr bread flour
  • 600 gr dark coarse rye flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 table spoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey (forgot this one)
  • 750 gr water

1. (Wed 09:00) take the stored leaven from the fridge.

Add 300 gr flour and an equal amount water.

Mix till all lumps have disappeared.

reserve 200 gr for next time (store again). Let the remaining part become active (6 hours in this case).

2. (Wed 15:00) Add 400 gr water and 400 gr bread flour to the activated mixture and leave for 3 to 4 hours.

3. (Wed 19:00) The leaven or preferment should be very active now. Add the rye flour, the salt , oil and honey. Mix in a bowl, the mixture should be rather sticky, without any dry patches. Some water can be added if the dough is to dry.

Knead till you have a firm dough with a ‘satin’ texture on the outside.

Place in an oiled bowl. Leave to rise for 1:30 to 2 hours.

4.  (Wed 21:30) Gently turn the dough on a floured surface, avoid tearing the surface skin. Divide in to 2 parts and form in 2 breads.Put on a greased baking tin.

Leave to rise for 1:30.

5. (Wed 23:00) bake in a preheated oven 200 C, for about 35-40 minutes.

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Enriched bread (Wed 11.11)


  • 500 gr bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 25gr butter diced
  • 1 egg
  • 280 gr milk lukewarm (heat for 20 sec in microwave)

20 gr yeast

1. (Wed 8:15) Put flour, salt and sugar in a bowl and mix. Rub in the butter with your fingertips. Make a well in the flour mixture. Put part of the milk in the flour with the crumbled yeast. Mix milk and yeast with some of the flour. Add the egg to the mixture. Add the remaining milk, combine all to form a soft but not sticky dough. You may need some additional milk. Knead for 2 minutes and leave to rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.

2. (Wed 8:50) Divide the dough in 2 parts and form into 2 balls.

Leave to rise for 40 minutes.

3. (Wed 9:30) bake for 30 minutes in a preheated oven at 210 C.