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posted by Dave on Jun 17

In the backyard of the house is the Forno (Portuguese Bread Oven).  This one is based on the bread ovens built by Portuguese settlers who arrived in Hawaii at the turn of the century.  Bread was the staple for immigrant workers from Portugal.  In the early years, several families would share one large Forno though eventually smaller ovens for single houses were built.  The oven is heated by firewood and the bread inserted and removed with a long-handled wooded spade.  The main type of bread was Massa Sovada (sweet bread) made with sugar and/or honey to produce a subtly sweet lightly textured loaf.  It is fairly common today in Hawaiian cuisine or the New England area which also had a lot of Portuguese immigrants.

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