Friday, March 8
10E2129: Rupert Rising Breads - via N'East Style
A bunch of us had the good fortune to visit the kitchen/oven of Rupert Rising Breads in West Rupert VT a few weeks back - and N'EastStyle wrote about it. Fascinating visit. Did you know that the canvas between the loaves has to be dried thoroughly or else, like bales of hay, respiration (the burning of plant sugars in the flour to produce energy ) continues? Baker Jed Mayer confirmed he has felt heat in canvas rolled but not hung up to dry overnight. There are anecdotal stories of bakeries burning down in this way.
The oven is wood fired, that is the wood is burning inside the oven till it reaches 600ºF - then cleaned out and baking begins - but you can read it all the article here.