Retained heat masonry bake ovens are in a class by themselves.
The growing popularity of authentic village style breads and bakeries
is spawning a revival of this ancient technology.
Bread and pizza lovers everywhere are ecstatic.
“Baking Easter Bread” byÂ William Kurelek, 1968.
Easter is the most important holiday for many Ukrainian settlers in Western Canada
This unique study of the role of the bread oven in rural Quebec society also gives complete instructions on how to build a traditional outdoor bread oven. 115 pages, many illustrations.
by Alex Chernov and Sergei Kuznetsov of Stovemaster
Bake Oven by MHA member Marty Pearson
2008 MHA contest winner
Click here to order
“So, you want a wood-fired oven to bake bread and have pizza parties? What should you build? How does it work? What else can it cook? As an oven-builder I hear these questions a lot, but the books I can recommend for cooking with fire say little about ovens, and the ones about bread and ovens don’t take you very far with cooking.
So I’m glad to now be able to recommend Richard Miscovich’s From the Wood-Fired Oven. He speaks with the authority of a professional baking instructor (and cook), an experienced mason, and a neighborhood baker; he also writes well, takes beautiful photos, and has a wealth of stories to tie it all together. He’s worked with leading professionals in many fields, and teaches from extensive experience with bread, pizza, meats, vegetables, desserts, etc., as well as ovens, masonry, fire, heat, and more.”–Kiko Denzer, author of Build Your Own Earth Oven
Outdoor Cooking Complex by MHA member Evan Moore
Bake Oven and Grill by MHA member Pat Manley
Toronto, December 2008
Cookstove with bake oven by Jessica Steinhauser
Prefabricated Ovens – These can simplify the construction process a great deal
- Fayol –Excellent oven made from a unique clay deposit in Provence, France, that has been used for ovens since Roman times
- MHA member Maine Wood Heat is the North American importer for Fayol ovens.
- MHA member Forno Bravo imports precast and prefabricated brick ovens from Italy.
- Superior Clay ovens are available from hundreds of masonry materials retailers in the U.S. and Canada
Pizza Oven Plans
Forno Bravo has a great series of e-books available for free download on its web site (registration required).
Included are step by step plans for 3 styles of authentic Italian brick pizza ovens. Recommended.
Also available: oven management, cooking, bread and pizza books.
Le Panyol Oven Workshop
MHA Annual Meeting, 2001
Outdoor sprung arch brick oven finished with tile roof and stucco/brick exterior by MHA member Gene Padgitt
Outdoor brick oven with a slatee roof and brick in a Flemish bond patternand granite landing to match the house. By MHA member Gene Padgitt
Pat Manley recently built a kitchen bake oven for Billy Joel
at his house on Long Island.
Backyard adobe – Heikki Hyytiainen and Norbert Senf built this simple oven in 1988. It is based on the traditional QuÃ©bec oven shape, an elongated dome.
Click on image for assembly photos.
The Best Pizza in Montreal – MHA member Frank Giammaria has been making
wood fired pizza for 25 years.
Backyard Oven Workshop with Peter Moore
MHA Annual Meeting, 2006
Cob Oven Workshop with Tom Trout
MHA Annual Meeting, 2004
Experimental Easy to Build Oven with Alex Chernov
MHA Annual Meeting, 2007
Restaurant Pizza Oven Workshop with Pat Manley
MHA Annual Meeting, 2005
French Bake Oven Workshop with Norbert Senf
MHA Annual Meeting, 2003
Backyard Pizza Oven Workshop with Pat Manley
MHA Annual Meeting, 2000
MHA member Hikary Fukazawa is a professional forester in northern Japan
After participating in the 2003 MHA French bake oven workshop, he returned to Japan and built his own oven.
Here is the picture of my bake oven.
Our bakery is going so well.
Last Saturday we sold out 30 pizza at the Saturday evening market.
Of course I baked by wood fire.
Every day my wife Shuko is baking 10kg wheat flour and selling out in a short time.
We will increase products little by little.
But we will keep making hand made bread.
| Stone Bake OvensBuilding an Horno: the Adobe Bread Ovenby Michael Moquin – Detailed adobe instructions.Greg’s Earth OvenGood adobe oven building instructions with illustrations.Ben’s Art – nice selection of clay ovens modeled on “Bread Ovens of Quebec” Ovens by Rado Hand. He has an extensive Wood Burning Oven Website, including oven plans,pizza instructions, and more. Highly recommended for amateur oven builders.Oven built by Mike Iapalucci from Rado Hand’s plans. Detailed constructions photos.
Portable cob oven in France – detailed constuction photos, instructions en francais
Family room fireplace preheats kitchen bakeoven. Rammed earth house, Saltspring Island, BC. Phillip Van Horn, architect. Richard Dakin, mason
Traditional French commercial ovens
Last modified: October 11, 2014, by marge
Created: April 20, 2008, by norbert