Friday, August 15, 2008
Friends laughed (and probably they still will) when I suggested they build their ovens right on the ground and excavate a trench for the baker to stand in. This would "lower" the baker to a reasonable baking height.
While recently reading the enchanting Six Thousand Years of Bread by H.E. Jacob, I found this old graphic that shows exactly what I was referring to. During times of war (and that's most of the time) the baking trench could serve two purposes:
1. Provide the baker with the proper baking height without compromising the baker's back.
2. Provide the baker with quick cover from launched canon balls.
Posted by Breadhunter aka Stu Silverstein at 3:25 PM