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Build and Bake with River Cottage

Take alfresco dining to the next level and build your own clay oven

Sand and clay are the oldest building materials known to man and dry really well in direct sunlight.

Build and bake a clay oven

Once the oven is built it will be a focal point for all outside celebrations. The internal temperature of a wood oven can reach up to 400 °C which cooks a pizza in seconds, however the insulating qualities of clay means you can warm your hands on the outside of your oven as your pizza cooks. Perfect for a summers night!

Build and bake - how to build an oven with River Cottage Build and bake - how to make a clay oven (PDF, 430 kB)

Want to learn more? River Cottage run a one day Build and bake course at their HQ.

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