More Rocket Oven goodness (side note)
So we are back from Montana.
We baked up a storm in both rocket ovens. It was delicious.
I've put some preliminary photos of the Sidewinder Masonry Cookstove here:
The rocket oven was the belle of the ball, however.
Multiple pizza parties, sometimes consecutive days if we had guests. Breads, fruit loaf, cakes, muffins, cookies, veggie dishes from kale chips to casserole, roasts both meaty and vegan.
It was so easy to use that it also became popular for pot roasts and stews, and the most popular way to warm water for off-grid bathing. (Does the fact that we did not even attempt to get the bathing on video disappoint you?)
After many delicious practice attempts (strawberry shortcake!!!), some of my later bake-and-take videos ended up on YouTube. Here are a few of the ones that Paul Wheaton thought were fit to publish on his channel:
Shorter format: Paul wants to know how fast this rocket oven is, compared with an electric oven. I think we forgot to tell him about the record-winning 8.5 minutes to 350 firing... of course, that attempt overshot to almost 500 F before the oven calmed back down. Maybe 10 to 12 minutes is as fast as we want to go...
Below is a longer format - still under 15 minutes. A lot of me and Julia rambling on about ovens, while pre-heating the oven for our pizza party. Then some other lovely baked goodies, and approximate amounts of wood we used.
Often the food baked was bigger than the pile of wood; although this is admittedly hard to see from our photos, due to the nibbling/pilfering/feeding frenzy that accompanies fresh baked goods. Most of our camera crew and video extras were being "paid" in treats. We usually had only a few minutes to photograph each batch before it got et.
Julia (the unseen camera operator chatting with me, above) was so excited about this project that she went home and got started with Tyler Morrison on her very own rocket oven the following weekend. Hopefully photos to come!
All these short videos are mere appetizers to the main course:
The Rocket Oven Documentary Kickstarter, now live!
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