Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bread baking in Uzbekistan

Roy Feihel sent me this wonderful video of bread baking in Uzbekistan. The video clearly depicts baking in the traditional tandoor. The men do the physical baking while the women sit on the floor indoors preparing the dough. Note the electronic scale.

4 comments:

Le Loup said...

Excellent post, than you. It made me wonder if this same method could be used on the rock surround of a reflector camp fire!?
Regards, Le Loup.
http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/

See the refector rock camp fire here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUHU1WgLjbA

Breadhunter aka Stu Silverstein said...

Why don't you be the first one to try it. I find it interesting the way bread sticks to the side of the oven.
Stu

Anonymous said...

I put stuff on hot bricks and it does not seem to stick at all. I put bread in pans and it shrinks off the sides. I guess I put flour or meal on the peel and some of that stays with the bread... even pretty wet stuff. This stuff doesn't look that sticky from the way the women/baker are handling it. I had heard of this method before, but didn't realize the bread was as thick as that. Thank you for posting it.

Len

Breadhunter aka Stu Silverstein said...

I, too, have often wondered how they get the bread to stick. Perhaps it sticks because they push the dough really hard against the side of a rough, very hot oven.
Stu