There is a lot of news about bad bankers on television at the moment and how they have lost a lot of ‘dough’ so I thought it would be nice to talk about good bakers who make very good use of dough.
This is my baker. He makes delicious bread for me and the tall person and De and the little person and other families in my neighborhood.
He looks as if he is dressed to go to the beach but that is because the circular clay oven, called a tone (pronounced “ton-AY”), is very hot. In summer, the heat inside the bakery is almost unbearable.
The tall person likes to watch the baker make the traditional long pointed bread called shotis puri. The dough is stretched on to a long handled shovel and placed on the inside walls of the oven. When it is ready the baker uses long sticks to take the loaves out and puts them on slatted wooden shelves to cool. It smells fantastic!
The bread is very hot when it is freshly baked and when you buy it the baker will usually wrap it in a sheet of paper, otherwise it would be too hot to carry.
I love the smell of freshly baked bread.
Georgian bread is fantastic!
It is one of the best smells ever! 🙂
I bet that bread is yummy! Our bread is mostly wrapped in plastic bags. 😦
Bread too hot to carry is my favorite kind!
a true entrepreneur too!
I’ve had to go gluten free and one of the things I miss the most is fresh baked bread. I love the pictures you post of your town and lifestyle Bassa. What a magical place you live in. 🙂
Thank you Jodi. I am sorry that you have had to give up lovely bread x
Bassa, You’re always showing us interesting things, which is why Henry and I have tagged you today! http://monicastangledweb.com/2012/05/18/thoughtsy-tagged-me/
Thank you Monica! Congratulations on the awards and thank you for thinking of Bassa’s Blog x
Hmm, fresh, warm bread! Delicious!
Oh, my! Sweet Bassa my mouth is watering I love fresh cooked bread. Your baker is a very brave man to work in all that heat to make that yummy bread. Hugs and nose kisses
Yum! *Drool* Bassa that looks like heaven. have you ever tasted the bread?
Bella and DiDi
Hi Bella and DiDi. I have bread every day. I often bury some in the garden for later 🙂
Bassa you are so lucky to have bread every day! Good idea to save some for later! 🙂
Bassa, my mama and I have watering mouths now. How lucky you are to have such delicious looking bread nearby!
I wish we could find bakers like that around here!
That is wonderful! Here it is very hard to find very good bread like that. Most bread is made in factories 😦
That is sad Rumpy. Robots can’t make bread as well as people can.
I love your perspective!
My mother use to make fresh bread, it smelled and tasted delicious so much better than store bought. But that Oven and rack is very interesting haven’t ever seen anything like that!
All of the traditional bread is baked in these clay ovens. Every street has at least one bakery.
Wow. That is such as interesting oven. Sometimes our dad will make bread, but it takes a while, so he doesn’t always have time. Would love to try your Georgian bread…hopefully, some day! xo Berner Girls
Hi Berner Girls. Georgian bread is great! xx
Aww we can almost smell it! Mum says she misses proper bread from home! Must be very tasty then.
Finn & Kai
nom, nom, nom, I would love to taste this…. I love to make bread too.. 🙂
i love traditional bakery process, it’s smell better 🙂