Category Archives: Building the bakery

Installing our New Oven the Bassanina420 from Italy

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  as our original oven began to break down we made the decision to invest in a state of the art Bassanina 420 Oven from Italy. Here are some photos of the journey we have taken oven the past weeks.

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Time to say goodbye to the old Oven

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After 10 years of baking it was time to make the decision to invest in a new oven. As the old oven cooled down we got ready to dismantle it with apprehension and excitement. thank you Dave and Paul for … Continue reading

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firewood anyone?

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  uggggghhhhh….  

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oven repairs done…for now

Well, our oven repairs are done for now, the oven is fired back up, and we started baking again last Friday. The new fire box should last considerably longer than any of our previous attempts. Here is what it looks … Continue reading

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new door frame

    The look of the oven changed dramatically again yesterday. Chris (the mason we had doing the work), placed the formed pieces in the top of the fire box, and lined it all with ceramic blanket, then began the … Continue reading

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Oven Repairs Under Way

On Sunday we took apart the inside portion of the fire box (top photo). Today we built the form for the new wall of the fire box, poured it, and prepared the two pieces that will sit on top of … Continue reading

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finished oven

Here is the finished oven after it had a bit of time to dry. Here too is the first major firing after the cobbing and repairs to the fire box.

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the oven’s new clothes

        Thanks to the dedication of our cobbing team, our oven is finally sporting some new duds. After a long day of mixing plaster and spreading, poking, and smoothing, it looks fabulous. It is amazing how much … Continue reading

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update

OK, so once again it has been quite a while since my last post. I finally managed to grab the camera and get a few shots of the bakery this evening. We were busy firing the oven to get it … Continue reading

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I can’t believe it has already been a month since we started moving into the bakery! I just looked at the blog and realized it has been a long time since the last post. Things are going very well, and … Continue reading

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