Live Demonstration: Brick Oven Bread Baking. June 1, 4-6 p.m.

The German Settlement Heritage Society of Hudson, Wisconsin is hosting a bread bake at the restored brick oven on June 1, 2014 from 4-6 p.m.

The restored brick oven is at 837 County Rd. N, Hudson, WI 54016 (5 miles east of Hudson, WI) and is on the site of the first German settlement in the area, the Nicholas Schwalen farm.

Nutrition and Outreach Specialist Ross Safford will be conducting the demonstration with his humor, dough-tossing techniques, and stories of baking bread.

Here are a few photos of last year's bread bake, which was as much a fascinating history lesson as it was a delicious, bread-eating experience.

Be sure to sign up for the RSS feed for this blog, as next week there will be a special post on the German Settlement Cemetery, which you can also visit when you head out to the bread bake. In fact, you can see the cemetery from the site of the brick oven!



Ross Safford preparing to bake, entertain, and feed the folks!


The view of the bake house/smoke house from the east.



The Räucher-Haus (smoke house) has been here since 1852 and is still in use for these demonstrations.

Germans build to last, that's for sure!



Inside the house you see the nails that were used to hang meat when it was being smoked.

I'd venture to say they've probably been there since 1852, too...




Bread acrobatics with Ross Safford!



The delicious final result. It tastes amazing coming out of a brick oven and even better smeared (or shall I say shmeared?) with butter.


Put it in your calendar now--June 1, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. in its picturesque setting just east of Hudson, WI at 837 County Rd. N, Hudson, WI 54016. And be sure to check back next Tuesday for a special blog post on the German Settlement Cemetery just down the road from the Haus.


Sprachkurs Schwäbisch
Visit the German Settlement Cemetery in Hudson, Wisconsin


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