As my dad used to say, “Call Walter Cronkite!” Almost a year later, it looks like my earth oven might finally be dry.
I fired it up last weekend and lo and behold, it actually got hot. So hot, in fact, that I burned the bottoms of the loaves because I haven’t exactly got the temperature-gauging thing down yet. But after that layer of carbonized crust was lopped off, the bread was actually quite good. Maybe I can do this.