Bakeries In Hot Countries

Every country I visit I like to go to a local bakery and see what types of products they have. The abundance of different and delicious sweet and savoury products always amazes and intrigues me. I have found that generally in hot countries they have mainly pastry products, such as, puff, filo, shortcrust, fried batter and yeast cakes with syrup. This of course makes sense as butter-creams and frostings wouldn’t stand the heat. Here are some of the delectable products I found in a bakery in Eilat, south Israel.

Fried batter syrup sweets

Yeast cake with syrup glaze

Peace and loaf


Sour Dough Product Development

For my advanced bread exam yesterday I had to create and develop a sour dough product. Here’s the artisan bread I came up with:

Sour dough bakery pizza I topped my sour dough pizza with: passata,  onion, courgette, olives, mozzarella and finished with fresh basil.

Sweet potato, pumpkin seed and rosemary sour dough

The flavour, texture and crumb structure are divine

I couldn’t have been happier with both the way my exam went and the products that I created. It was a great baking success and these breads will certainly be going on the menu when I open my bakery 🙂