Challenge of the Day: Bake Bread in a Solar Oven

In the old days, before gas ovens became common, bakers made their own ovens, usually from bricks or cob (mud). These materials can withstand the high heat that is required to bake bread. Some solar ovens, if designed correctly, can reach high heats as well. Start by creating a simple solar oven using a cardboard box and bake some amazing recipes that can be found here.

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A traveler’s account of his visit to a 8000’/2400m high cheesemaking chalet in the Swiss Alps where cheese is still being made like it was 300 years ago - and not one tourist in sight!

via FXcuisine (an awesome resource for earning the Chef Skill)

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