Tues April 7, 4 to 8 pm: Bread sales, fresh from the oven!
Wed April 8, 9-9:30 am: Bread deliveries to Green Tree Health & Wellness and Bouchie Lake Country Store, Quesnel
Wed April 8, 4 to 8 pm: Pizza Night! Best pizza in the Cariboo (but that’s just my biased opinion, you’ll have to try it yourself)
We are testing the mettle of local wood-workers and the wood of local forests: we need a pizza peel that can handle being heated to well over 700˚F (370˚C) for hours on end. The temptation is to get a peel with an alumn(i)um blade, but we are worried it will damage the bricks of the oven’s hearth. So wood it is – it has to be one solid piece (the glue in laminated pieces can’t stand the heat) that tapers to a very fine tip for slipping under the pizzas to turn them as they cook. We are lucky to have talented friends from the Quesnel Farmer’s Markets who have made some prototypes that work very well. What we now know is that we need to have a constant supply of peels: one blade will get too burned up to be useful after about 3 to 4 months. And that’s only using it for four hours a week! Thanks to George and Daniel we’re still in business, and I don’t have to listen to Tim muttering (er, swearing) under his breath nearly as much now as he cooks pizza on a Wednesday evening!
We had Easter dinner with friends this weekend – it was a poignant reminder that last year at this time (when we were having dinner with the same friends), we didn’t have a finished bakery building or a brick oven! Wow, so much has changed in one year.