Chicago-based Strand Design has created a very simple yet elegant way to make old-world style breads in your conventional oven. Based on the classic “Dutch Oven,” the Fourneau Bread Oven ($225) is an enclosed pre-seasoned cast iron enclosure which holds in moisture as the bread bakes and radiates the heat evenly for perfect crust formation.
The Fourneau fits on the oven racks and is pre-heated there. You can then slide your bread dough into the end using the solid maple peel that comes with the oven. In case you haven’t figure it out, the peel also makes removal of the finished baked goods easy & safe! As an innovative way to integrate old technology into the modern age, this clever addition to your kitchen offers a lifetime’s service to better eating. Recipe guide included.