How to Build an Earthen Oven

How to Build an Earthen Oven

My husband stumbled upon this truly wonderful video showing how to build your own earthen oven.  I was so impressed (and inspired) I just had to share with you all!


Wood-fired earthen ovens are easily documented all the way back (and likely even before) the ancient Romans. Likewise, they are easily documented in archaeological evidence and first-hand accounts from the 18th Century. We show you how easy it is to build one. We’ve been amazed with how well earthen ovens work, so much so that some of us here at Jas. built one at home. This episode deals strictly with the oven’s construction. In next week’s video, we will show you how to bake bread in an earthen oven. We will also use the oven in future videos, comparing results with those that can be achieved by baking in a cast iron Dutch oven. Stay tuned!

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