Testing different ratios of dirt to water to see which consistency would work best for an earth oven.
Making snakes out of mud to test crumbly-ness
Since we didn't have space for full-fledged earth oven, we created a claypot oven, using the readymade materials of a terra cotta pot and 4 cement pavers. Instructions for this can be found here.
Building the fire on the pavers
Once the fire is going, close the door and let it heat up.
The weather was so cold and with temperatures in the 30's, we needed a packing blanket to help insulate the oven.
Made in the earth oven! Actually it was 75% made in the earth oven, but it was such a cold day that we had to finish it in a standard oven. Do this project when the weather is at least above 50 degrees!
Celebrating the earth-oven-baked bread!