I've been noticing that I have been having a hard time getting the bottom of whatever I am baking done at the same time the top is done. The other night I made pizza's that were perfect on the top and nothing but dough on the bottom! (Now I think I will cook them in a cast iron skillet on the top of the cookstove first and then pop them in the oven to finish baking!)
I was explaining my dilemma to Sir Knight (O.K., so I might have been complaining!) and he said, "I probably need to clean the ash out from under the oven so that heat can get through". Of course. Why didn't I think of that?
This is what we found when Sir Knight commenced cleaning...
|The ash clean-out under the oven|
|Putting the ash clean-out door back in place|
Lo and behold - the bottom is cooking so much more evenly! I guess that even my trusty wood cookstove needs maintenance from time to time!