Cooking Dreams (TM)
Wood Burning Brick Pizza Oven
Wood burning brick pizza oven. Dallas Tx. Built using plans purchased from www.traditionaloven.com, then modified to fit my vision. Rado Hand was a great help in bouncing ideas around changes to his base plans.
Oven chamber construction. Dome in place, front arch in place. Getting ready to cut and install transition bricks (left). Transition bricks (dome to front arch) in place.
One of the first fire in the new oven. Note there is a trick to firing to get to the required cooking temps. See Fires page
Cladding complete in this view Ready for chamber insulation (separate page), chimney. But it is a functional oven at this point
Thermometer is almost pegged. Fire in the back. Note I now normally place and maintain the fire on the right side after over is at temp
Base. See Base page for more details. i use this area for wood storage now. Finished with "render", basically a concrete sand mix. Also added piers on right side as soil is highly elastic clay in this area.
(C) Marketcarver, Inc
During the Covid-19 pandemic I have started baking sourdough bread using my inside electric ovens. I quit counting but am estimating i have baked over 150 loaves during this past year, giving most to neighbors and friends. Good mental therapy task, baking break in the background while working virtually from home. I have started adding a Sourdough Bread section (see navigation at top of this page) on this sourdough bread making and baking subject area.