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The Community Wood Fired Ovens are currently closed for redevelopment until June 2020. You can find what is included in the redevelopment by visiting our major projects page.

Redevelopment project

The Community Wood Fired Ovens are currently closed for redevelopment until June 2020
You can find what is included in the redevelopment by visiting the major projects page.

About the ovens

The Community Wood Fired Oven is where Albury residents meet to cook, share, learn and eat together.
Located under cover in Hovell Tree Park, near the Albury Swim Centre, the Wood Fired Oven - two ovens, in fact - is proudly funded and maintained by AlburyCity.
The ovens are fired up every second Sunday for free community use. An expert Oven Coordinator is on hand to help (guidance only – you do the fun bits).
During daylight savings (October–March) the oven is open for baking from 3.00pm to 8.00pm. For the rest of the year (April–September) the oven is open from 11.00am to 4.00pm.

How it works

The ovens are cleared of ash, prepared and lit the night before a bake.

The oven temperature slowly drops during the day. Pizzas should be cooked early in the bake, then bread and finally roasts, cakes and biscuits.

Temperature guide

First hour Next two hours Final two hours

High Temperature

Mid Temperature

Mid - Low Temperature

400ºC - 300 ºC

300 ºC - 250 ºC

250 ºC - 180 ºC

What to bake and how to bake it

Anything you bake in your oven at home you can bake in the Wood Fired Oven. This includes:

  • bread and damper
  • pizzas
  • roast meat and vegetables
  • cakes, scones and biscuits
  • pies and quiches

For extra convenience, why not ask your local bakery or pizza shop if you can buy dough ready made?

The Oven Coordinator is available during the bake to offer guidance. However, sometimes half the fun is in the surprise that comes out of the oven!

What to bring

  • Dough and other ingredients
  • A baking tray if you are cooking meat or vegetables
  • Utensils for cutting, turning, rolling, etc.
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