Yankee-baker--What is it?

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Re: Yankee-baker--What is it?

Post by zelph » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:15 pm

Vibe wrote:http://books.google.com/books?id=25WQMM ... er&f=false

I think I may have found the DIY plans for one in an old Popular Mechanics project book - Circa 1945 (or so)
Nice find Vibe, thanks for folowing up on the Yankee Baker. the book has a nice description of it:

The Yankee Baker was an improvement over the Dutch Oven, and was also a tin arrangement about 3 feet long, and made somwhat in the shape of a triangle with three legs about six inches in length. It had a sheet iron pot in the small end to hold charcoal, the fuel used mostly to bake the bread and was used in the summer time , when there was very little or no fire in the fireplace. It was placed on the hearth in a position that the draught would draw the fumes of the charcoal up the chimney.
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Re: Yankee-baker--What is it?

Post by zelph » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:46 pm

Hehe, i was in Kmart today and a stainless steel bread box caught my eye and had to pick it up and flip the lid to see what kind of reflective oven it would make :lol:

Why does everything remind me of cooking with fire :?
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Re: Yankee-baker--What is it?

Post by realityguy » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:23 pm

I have one I think the MDs used as a sterilization chamber for operating tools that I drilled a steam pipe hole in the bottom of it over a teakettle.. used it as a "steam chamber" for bending ukulele sides..but it took too long to be useful.With the addition of some legs,now you've given me another use for it..It would make a helluva nice oven for camping! :roll: :mrgreen:

http://www.google.com/search?q=kringla& ... =firefox-a :dinner:
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Re: Yankee-baker--What is it?

Post by zelph » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:42 pm

Multiple use is nice!!!!!! uke former and backwoods baker.

The Yankee Baker had a place at it's end for hot coals to be placed. Pretty cool for long ago woodsmen to be able to have ovens to bake stuff in. I like the idea of the Kringla. Makes me want to bake a huge pretzel with the smaller molds. I'll have to make a copy of some of the recipes found on the link, thanks RG :D
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Re: Yankee-baker--What is it?

Post by realityguy » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:27 pm

I'm thinking I can make smoked fish,jerky,meats also with the thing.. just something inline/out of line with the chimney.the inlet pipe is in on bottom corner that could easily be blocked and just used over a wood stove for the heat factor..or opened for a bit of smoke flavor..say a pivoting inlet door(the top is loose enough to allow outlet smoke). :roll:
Must be my morning mocha acting up again.... :ugeek:
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I better get out and get the firewood unloaded out of the van before the rain starts again and the coffee wears off.. :roll:
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