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what would you cook first in a rocket oven?

 
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The kickstarter is over but the Rocket Oven Documentary is available for sale. Great opportunity to build your own rocket oven!



If you had your own rocket oven what would you cook in it first? Why?

Once my family and I build one I think the first thing we would make would be homemade pizza. We do this about every other week but we have to use our electric oven which of course makes our house too warm this time of year! Plus it would be fun to make the pizza outside! Though a rocket oven works fine inside too with a proper exhaust

This is a big reason why I'm excited about the Rocket Oven Documentary which will help you build your own rocket oven for pizza, pie, chicken, or whatever you would bake in a regular oven!

Click the above link to check out the pre-sell option and if you don't know what a rocket oven is this video will help explain it.



So what would you cook first in your rocket oven?

Comment below and don't forget to check out the Rocket Oven Documentary!
 
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Being a dedicated Montanan, a nice fresh huckleberry pie. Made with a casava flour crust.
 
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Hmmm, if I had one, I'd probably be doing all of my normal oven cooking in it, so as not to heat the house! So, for us that would be:

Gluten Free Peasant Bread
Peanut Butter Cookies (SCD legal/GAPS/Paleo)
French fries
Baked chicken
Meatza and normal pizza
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:Hmmm, if I had one, I'd probably be doing all of my normal oven cooking in it, so as not to heat the house!


This. It's a double energy saver as an Outdoor Summer Oven.

If I had one right now I'd be using it for the slow roast cabbage pot with sausage I've got in the oven right now.
 
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Mutton saag.  With my own homestead grown goats,  yogurt, ghee, and spinach. 😉
 
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I'm building one, based on what I've learned from Donkeys rocket stove forums.
It needs the back insulated, and a  floor tube installed in the batch box rocket stove that powers it.
The first item I will bake will  be no knead bread.
After that, more bread!
I will be including a water dripper in my design,with the hope that the steam created will speed cooking times and improve my crusts.
Summertime pizza and bread are what drive me, but I expect to smoke a lot of things in it as well.
Placing soaked wood chips on the deflector plate right above the riser  should add smoke to what ever is cooking.
A hot plate could provide the heat for low tempature long smoking.
I tend to smoke up the house whenever I bake pizza anyway,what with the oven cranked up, and toppings falling of,yet another reason for an outdoor oven!





 
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Can I cook more than one thing at once?

Pasta
Potatoes
And
A squash.
 
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Awesome! Lots of yummy ideas here - once my blueberries are producing better I might have to make blueberry muffins after the pizza!

Also, I just made a new thread asking what else would you build to go with your rocket oven. Things like a solar dehydrator or haybox cooker. Check it out here: https://permies.com/t/89917/Solar-ovens-haybox-cooker-build

The rocket oven documentary is now available for sale! Learn to build your own rocket oven!
 
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You guys are making me hungry 😀
 
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I have one!!

And, all I've made thus far has been pizza. Pizza is so good!

I was out at the farm working on the mosaic by myself and I fired the oven up just to make one pizza.  First, I wandered around the yard and gathered an armful of sticks. That's all I needed to get the oven up to 500-600F to cook my pizza. (OK, I used some paper to get it started.)

I was tickled to think I was tidying up the yard and getting ready to cook my dinner at the same time.
 
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For me it will be pizza first, for the few minutes that'll take, it should be simple, instant gratification. Is it screamin' hot? Awesome. Hey! your pizza's done!
Straighten out the learning curve a bit before trying to maintain an even 375 for 45 minutes... for pie.
Always pie.
Always.

I may go so far as to do a "the cake is a lie" repousse in the door.
 
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Kenneth Elwell wrote:For me it will be pizza first, for the few minutes that'll take, it should be simple, instant gratification. Is it screamin' hot? Awesome. Hey! your pizza's done!
Straighten out the learning curve a bit before trying to maintain an even 375 for 45 minutes... for pie.
Always pie.
Always.

I may go so far as to do a "the cake is a lie" repousse in the door.


In my mind a rocket oven isn't ideal for a 45 minute bake.

If it's something that can't be finished in 10 minutes you might do well transferring to some form of haybox?
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:Hmmm, if I had one, I'd probably be doing all of my normal oven cooking in it, so as not to heat the house! So, for us that would be:

Gluten Free Peasant Bread
Peanut Butter Cookies (SCD legal/GAPS/Paleo)
French fries
Baked chicken
Meatza and normal pizza



Thanks for the gluten free bread recipe! I've been looking for one.
I would be using mine less for pizza and desserts and would like to try it more for savory dishes like roasted potatoes, other mixed vegetables, brussel sprouts, whole chickens or turkeys. Since it heats up so fast, I'd like to try using it instead of my gas oven for everyday cooking.
 
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Kyrt Ryder wrote:
In my mind a rocket oven isn't ideal for a 45 minute bake.

If it's something that can't be finished in 10 minutes you might do well transferring to some form of haybox?


Why would it not be good for a 45 minute bake? Couldn't you just feed it a few sticks every 15 minutes or so? It seems like it would hold onto the heat pretty well due to the insulation.
 
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Pork belly!
 
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Sure you can, but that's more fuel and more work.

I didn't say that you can't pull it off, I just feel holding the heat is probably more ideal than continuing to supply it and maintain a target temperature for an extended period of time.

EDIT: to clarify, I would bring such a dish up to temp in the rocket oven then transfer to Haybox
 
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The main purpose for me is to have an outside kitchen to do my canning. So I would use the oven to sterilize my jars.

In my outside kitchen, I would also hope to build 2 jtube rocket stoves to do my canning on. One for the food the other for the canning pot. Then I would have no need for a propane stove
Life would be good. Can not wait until I get my package from the Kickstarter so I can start building.

I also want to add the propane stove I have currently takes too much electric to start it. So on days that I have no sun I really do not like to use my oven. So once I have the rocket oven I will be able to bake anytime.
 
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In honor of Paul I'm going to try to bake a pie first.
 
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I am thinking cheesy biscuits and dutch oven enchilada pie!
 
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Kyrt Ryder wrote:
In my mind a rocket oven isn't ideal for a 45 minute bake.

If it's something that can't be finished in 10 minutes you might do well transferring to some form of haybox?



At the peasant PDC, the rocket oven produced loads of baked goods, including coffee cake and cornbread.  Erica found that burning three sticks and having the intake a little more than half covered with a brick held the temperature nicely at 350 F.

You need to check on it every few minutes, to feed it some more, but it's totally do-able.
 
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Thanks for the explanation Julia.

Sounds like the Haybox (while still an asset) is a bit less critical to longer cooking than I had anticipated.
 
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I would like to make pizza with onions, balsamic, olive oil, Brussels sprouts, and tomatoes.

I look forward to building one next spring when i move to my newly purchased land in Manistee county Michigan.
 
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Lots of awesome sounding ideas! To expand on the discussion a bit. If you were making a pizza in it what would your toppings be?

I love the idea of adding fresh homegrown toppings so the pizza changes with the seasons. I think it would be a lot of fun!

Also, the Rocket Oven Documentary is now available for sale!
 
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probably spinach feta bread would be the first thing to go into a rocket oven, if I can get that right, everything else will be easy peasy.
 
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Well I try to be original but... After having run two pizzerias for 10 years, and having had to put those aside for 10 due to multiple sclerosis, the pizza oven the first perfecting of the rocket oven. When you look back at what it took to prove to Banks how to get those businesses started, yeah making pizza in West Texas in a rocket oven that's proven it big time, I'm ready to pull out the recipe again!
 
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Cornish pasties!
 
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