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May 29, 2009 12:50 AM

Wood Oven Baked Bread?

Just curious if there are any Bakeries in Southern Ontario, PEC to NOTL. Baking Wood-Oven Baked Breads???

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  1. i sure hope so. i want to try some :)

    the best pizzas are wood oven i assume breads would rock also

      1. re: goldfish01

        guess ill have to drive out to cobourg.

        Seems odd that no one else is doing this....does it not? being the "traditional" way of doing it and all.

        1. re: wop_genius

          There is a wood fired oven open to the public on Sundays, 1-3 PM at Dufferin Grove Park.
          The set up is for D.I.Y. pizza, but you could ask two pieces of dough, form a boule or baguettes, let rise, and bake for 1/2 hour in a cooler part of the oven. Then enjoy with butter and honey...mmmm!

          1. re: wop_genius

            Problem is that unlike pizza bread baking needs to be done in larger batches to make it worthwhile. you can put two pizzas in a wood fired oven and rotate then and and lay with them so they cook evenly for the few minutes it takes to cook. With 48 loaves of bread in the extended time they need to cook this is not feasible also moisture is a big issue with bread.. I am sure there are ways to do it but for the extra costs and the inconsistiencies that would occur I do not think commercially it is worth it.

            1. re: OnDaGo

              My suggestion was that the OP or any of us could make one or two loaves in a pleasant park setting on a Sunday afternoon. At $2.50 a pop, the risk is low.

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