So I had my first shot at making bread in the mud oven. I made french baguettes from a simple recipe. Made a few mistakes but learned a lot. Fresh bread out of the oven with butter on it is fantastic. The smell was incredible. Firing pics. Used oak for a really hot fire. I had to stand about 3 feet back from the door to get these pics. Raging secondaries at the top of the dome. Baguettes on their second rise after forming. I oiled the sheet pan lightly but they stuck as they rose. Cornmeal and flour next time on a wooden peel. First loaves. Oven too hot, crispy brown bottom. All four out, second two on the right were much better. I have to work on the forming. I sprayed the firebrick floor to help keep the dough crunchy on the outside. I have a wooden baking door that I soaked in water to help keep moisture in. Overall they tasted great. I learned a lot, and the bread flour worked great. We ate one fresh out of the oven. They will go great with stew this fall, or used as a crostini with fresh tomatoes and mozz cheese. If anyone has pointers, I'll take them. I enjoyed learning to bake something other than pizza. Oh, here is another margherita pizza made the night before. Burnt the edge on this one but I thought it was a nice pic to put up.