Dan's Oven

You can’t have brick oven bread without a brick oven and like his mill, his bench and the rest of his home-based bakery, Dan’s oven is custom built just for his needs. Designed by renowned Vermont-based mason William Davenport, it is an artful mix of simple, time-honored functionality and state-of-the-art materials. Dan calls it “the star of the show” whenever he gives a tour of his bakery and he fires it nearly a day before he bakes with slab wood delivered from a local mill. Without any modern ways to control the temperature, creating the perfect loaf of bread with this oven is as much art as it is science, constantly adjusting to a long list of variables so each of his 10 varieties springs to life from the hearth at exactly the right time.