Say the words “earthen oven” and most folks will envision wood-fired pizza in a traditional restaurant. While pizza is a perennial favorite, an earthen oven is actually a very versatile piece of cooking equipment. What can you cook in it? Well, anything you can cook in a regular oven, really.
Earthen ovens like this have existed since the 18th century. Given that, one can already figure that the building process is very basic, and can be done even by first time DIY-ers. You don’t even need any tools to put everything together.
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Watch the video below for more details on the materials and the tutorial. You’ll see an earthen oven is actually fun to build just as it is to use!
Do you want to have this kind of oven in your backyard? :)
You’ll need these materials:
- Dry Clay
- Straw, Hay, Dry Grass
- Canvas Tarp
Thanks to Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc. for this great project!