Monday, May 26, 2008

Zuni Ovens

www.indiansummer.com/trip_to_zuni.htm
Here are a pair of Zuni hornos. Often hornos are built in clusters of two or more. Although these ovens appear to be beat up, I suspect they produce lots of bread. The large oven openings make them very inefficient, but the Native Americans have been creating this style oven for a long time.
I've been told that when the hornos cool down, dogs frequently crawl inside to keep warm. That is a picture I would love to have.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

AS A ZUNI, I CAN TELL YOU THAT THESE OVENS ARE NOT INEFFICIENT, AS THEY HAVE BEEN USED OVER AND OVER AGAIN FOR CENTURIES. THEY STILL PRODUCE THE BEST TASTING OVEN BREAD. AND WHO EVER TOLD YOU DOGS CRAWL INSIDE THE OVENS TO KEEP WARM, SHOULD NOT BE SAYING THAT. THE DOOR WAYS ARE CLOSED UP TO PREVENT ANY ANIMALS FROM ENTERING. THIS MAKES IT SOUND LIKE ZUNIS ARE UNSANITARY WHICH WE ARE NOT.

Breadhunter said...

Absolutely no offense intended. I'm sure the Zunis make great bread and their ovens are sanitary. I was told by a Native American that he has seen dogs crawl inside ovens at night to keep warm. I should have said that he was not referring to Zuni ovens.
Very sorry.

nickiibrenton said...

I want to know how to make Zuni Oven Bread --- they are yummy! Anyone has a recipe or instructions.