If you ever wanted to have a pizza oven in your backyard, then join me and learn how to build various types of wood-fired pizza/bread ovens. There will be lots of individual attention from two instructors.
No experience required. Participants will work with clay and brick and construct a low-cost oven that will make the best pizzas and breads. Discussions include techniques for making pizzas, flat breads, sourdough, and no-knead breads. Instructional videos will also be shown. Unique sourdough starter will be shared with all in class. Everyone will get to bake in the instructor's oven during the pizza party at lunchtime. Lunch and beverages are provided. The earth oven we construct will be auctioned off after lunch and a portion of the funds received will be donated to a charitable organization. If time permits, we will also construct a simple brick oven. A $30 materials fee made payable to Stu Silverstein must be made at the time of registration to hold your spot. Fee will cover the costs of building materials and lunch for the class.
Bread First is a book for beginners. Everything a beginner needs to know can be found here. You can expect to bake great bread the first time. The process is simple, and the ingredients are readily available. "No knead" baking is for everyone. No experience is required. Clear instructions with photos make everything extra easy.
Bread Earth And Fire: Earth Ovens And Artisan Breads
For the past couple of years I've been revising my book, Bread Earth And Fire. I've added the subtitle Earth Ovens And Artisan Breads because I feel this more fully explains what the book is about. Along with the photos, you'll now find drawings that better illustrate the oven building process, new ovens to build as well a history of bread from the "beginning of time."
Bread Earth And Fire: Earth Ovens And Artisan Breads is available as an ebook or print copy from Lulu.
I write about bread and wood-fired bread ovens. Sourdough bread baking is my specialty. While the dough is rising I have time to make art, lots of art. Each winter I travel to Guatemala to build energy efficient stoves for the Mayas.