Chuck went off to the dump today to salvage an oven rack. Then it was out to the blacksmithy to forge brackets and arms to support it. In short order we had a lovely portable bread-raising rack above the woodstove.

It’s too cold in the kitchen for efficient bread-making in the winter, so this will simplify and expedite things considerably.

Notice the nativity characters in view behind the bread dough. Worshiping it, to all appearances. I don’t blame them. Fresh garlic bread for dinner — almost a religious experience!

Hearth bread

4 thoughts on “Hearth bread

  • January 3, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Great idea. We are moving in a couple of weeks and our new place has a logburner so i'll be keeping my eyes out for a spare oven rack! Happy new year to you and your family, Jacinda

  • January 4, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    oh, what a great idea! i've been using our bread machine for rising all breads, just because it stays warm (and we keep our house chilly). would love to have a wood stove.

  • January 5, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Great idea! I wonder if we could hook up something like that to ours?! Have to look into that!

  • January 5, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    That is a brilliant idea! I love it.

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