Hearth Oven

The Peasant or “Artisan”  breads we will be offering this Spring, are to be baked in our outdoor brick oven which is based on 700 year old French oven designs.

This “retained heat” oven is made of a variety of materials (much of it salvaged),  bricks, concrete, stone and clay. The hearth is made of  fire-brick which can withstand 900 degrees of heat!  First the oven is heated using wood for several hours, and when the bricks and clay have absorbed enough  heat the oven is cleaned out of all wood and ash.  Freshly formed loaves of dough are loaded using a wooden peel, and the oven both radiates and conducts heat to form uniquely baked breads, with a firm, colorful crust and delicious, moist  interior.

Follow the visual progress of our oven as it is being built from ground up.  When spring  is here and our oven is completed,  we will be offering a variety of one of a kind breads.   Until then,  please try  our crunchy on the outside, dense and chewy inside Baked Fresh Bagels.   (we deliver five mornings a week:  Tuesday-Saturday). Delivery is free, tax is included.


11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by ann garcia on February 2, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Amazing work and results, Lydia. My husband’s people in New Mexico always baked their luscious bread in hornos (pronounced ornos) which look like grand pointy hives, all covered with adobe and painted a natural shade of wheat or perhaps the browner adobe color. The American Indians in that same area make almost an identical bread in the same way.


  2. Posted by Kevin on February 8, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    This is really great. The typical oven is made so that it sits on a concrete slab with rebar and cinder blocks holding it up. But vaults are so much more inspiring.


  3. Hi there, go to youtube, german bake oven , and search 4 day bakeoven , you can see Johannes (he’s a Pa Dutchie…) the real deal, and you can see to whole shebang…! Now, you have a ‘real time’ visual. mik


  4. here you go………….


  5. I biked past the house and bakery this afternoon and got a quick look at the hearth oven. it makes me so hungry to see it! i dream of perfect homemade sandwiches made on wonderful slices of fresh artisan bread.


  6. Hi, Mik here, so, any more…newer photos…?? Regards, m


  7. Posted by Piety Hill Bakery on October 17, 2010 at 3:22 am

    yup Mik. Here you go. Nearing the finish line! Thank you for for all the prodding and support.


  8. I dream of having an oven like that. Any suggestions for someone who doesn’t know where to start?


    • Posted by Piety Hill Bakery on May 3, 2012 at 5:03 am

      I know an Excellent source for DIY brick oven info Elaine! Join the Yahoo Brick Oven group, and get all the help you need to build one. That’s an awesome bunch. Good luck!


  9. Posted by Richard Huston on November 23, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Our Kansas relatives here for Thanksgiving are counting down the hours till the bagels arrive tomorrow morning!


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