Have you ever thought about baking potatoes off grid in a wood stove? No, then join us for a new adventure!
An off grid homestead is assuredly going to have a wood stove working to keep the home warm during the winter months. And while that stove may do a wonderful job of keeping the family comfortable, that doesn’t have to be its only job.
All that cheap wood heat can be harnessed and used to take on cooking and baking duties for the family. You will constantly see pots on top of our wood stove. We are heating water, warming a hardy soup, or maybe making nice afternoon tea. But we may also be baking something inside.
We have used our stove as an oven to bake chicken, bread and today, we are going to bake potatoes. Our camp style dutch oven is great for this purpose.
Wood Stove Baking Tips
- Use coals, not flames to bake
- Push your coals to the back and sides
- Keep whatever your baking rotated
- If your new to this process, keep a close watch
We hope to try this in the fall and spring. Too cold in the middle of winter, we have to keep a big fire going. But I’m wondering if we built a good stone hearth if we could pull coals out and do it inside or would it smoke too bad?
Btw y’all were a great inspiration to us to start living off grid/homesteading. Been here 3 years now, learned so much. When the big quake happened November 2018 and no one had power and hit panic, we shrugged and knew that we would be fine for at least a month or 2, without any thought of our health and comfort. Working toward longer food stores but always keep a month on hand (too far from grocery store). It was your other sight that also opened our eyes to Torah. Wow! Life has changed so much. Some day, if we make a trip to the lower 48 we want to stop by and say a big Hi and Thank You!