The oven got its second try out today, as Matthew baked a 'lucky dip' for the Bread Clubs. We didn't take any orders - he just baked a selection and took them round to the hub households. I'm sure he'll give you an update soon on how the oven is working, but I thought I'd share a couple of pictures from the bake today.
Here's Matthew wielding his new peel to free a couple of little hearth loaves which had got stuck behind a massive tray of oat loaves. They were successfully liberated, and eaten by the girls - sliced while still warm and spread with butter - in pretty short order.
And Bloomers on a rack cooling before going of to the Bread Clubs.
We're looking forward to getting back to normal baking and expanding the Bread Clubs now the oven is basically done. There are a couple of tweaks necessary, but it feels like we can look beyond to roller-coaster ride of oven building to steady baking.