Pauline down in New Zealand asked, since a brick oven doesn’t put out the kind of steam a baguette needs, whether I “spritzed” in the inside of my big brick oven. Indeed I do, but since my baking space is a couple of square yards, I need a bit more firepower than a squirt bottle can dish out. Below are the kitchen tools that hang on the side of my oven: various pokers, a shovel, mop, wire oven brush and — right in the middle there — a super soaker water gun, which when filled with good hot water, does the job quite nicely.
What? It works!