OK – so we are pretty set on baking #realbread for the people of Lochaber.
But…we need an oven to do that.
A domestic oven just won’t cut it anymore.
And for bread the best baking environment is also the oldest type of oven – a masonry wood fired oven.
So we need one of those.
At our baking course at Panary with Paul Merry, we used a small Le Panyol wood fired oven – 120 internal diameter round baking area which could handle a good 2 dozen batch (maybe more) per bake.
This was built into the very fabric of the bakehouse (much as a wood stove in your house).
But we don’t have a bakehouse.
Nor do we own a house (we currently rent one).
So we think we need a nomadic oven that we can hitch up as we move and grow.
We need a trailer oven!
Suprisingly a lot of people make them, but primarily the ones you buy are lightweight pizza ovens; expensive and although a massive step up from a domestic oven, they are not designed specifically for bread. So for doughies it seems good practice to try build a custom one (with bread in mind).
So we have been sketching up plans.
And we think it can work. But we need some help:-
Are you a handy with a trowel? We need someone local to Fort William who can mix cement like we mix dough; we have the plans, will buy the materials, pay you in £ and #realbread if you can build our oven. Can you help? Get in touch.
Do you have an old rusting trailer? We need an old twin axle heavy duty trailer. It can be beaten and bruised; we want to fill it with bricks and give it a new lease of life as our wood fired oven. Again, get in touch.
That’s all for now – back to the day job!