Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Oven Building Classes

Build a Wood-Fired Pizza/Bread Oven 

 May 17

Classes held in Waterville, Maine
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.

Available slots:  6
There is also a class on May 10 that is currently filled, but you can get on the waiting list.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Tiny Pizza Oven

I first heard about this oven from a Kickstarter campaign, and now the oven is ready to ship.
Check out the video from a reviewer:
Here is the company's website:

To get a crispy bottom crust, I think it would be best to prepare a thin crust pizza and fire the oven a little longer.