The Great Wood Burner Bake Off! Bread And Cakes From Your Wood Stove
If your small wood burning stove has an oven that can reach 200°c, then you will be able to bake bread and cakes! Normally, only solid fuel ranges like Rayburns or Agas can produce sufficient oven temperatures to actually make baking in the oven possible.
Stoves with top ovens can be used for baking, providing that the flue gases are directed around the sides and top of the oven, to produce an even heat distribution. Make sure you check with the manufacturer to determine what temperature the oven can reach under normal running conditions before you buy a small wood burning stove!
If you have a medium-sized fireplace, then why not use this space to create your own little wood-fired kitchen?! Rather than installing a standard stove that can only provide heat, you could use our Little Range Cook Stove to bake, roast, boil and simmer! A small off-grid kitchen will also help to mitigate the rising cost of gas. You can sit down and enjoy dinner in your warm and cosy space knowing that you’ve momentarily escaped the current energy crisis!
Installing a small wood cook stove will give you the chance to enjoy your stove so much more than simply relishing the warmth it provides. Whilst you keep warm and watch the fire, your stove could also be baking your bread or simmering your supper!
Chocolate mini cupcakes
The smell of freshly baked chocolate cupcakes in the oven of your small wood cook stove will never get old! We baked our cupcakes for 30 minutes at 150°c, turning the tray around 180° halfway through. This is because one side of any wood burner oven is a little hotter than the side furthest away from the firebox.
After you’ve left them to cool, you can then pipe a swirl of cocoa butter icing and add some curls of dark chocolate! Display them on a lovely old plate and try not to eat all of them in one sitting!
These are the perfect sweet treat to go with your coffee break, or as an emergency energy booster in the afternoon! We used this recipe, so why not give it a go yourself!