Sunday, July 3, 2011

Boulanjri (Bakery)

I spent last eavning helping some friends from church in there bakery. They sell bread 24/7 so they start mixing dough around 8:00pm and finish baking around 1:00am.

After the dough is mixed in a large drum it is run through a moulen (press, grinder) until it becomes stiff with a plastic like sheen.

Me and Sonson passing dough.

Wisky feeding the dough.

When finished it is layed out to cut, roll and layed out to rise.

After rising it is baked in a gas oven, put in large baskets and coverd till sold.

This bakery is family run by a widow from our churches children. It was started by her oldest daughter Octalia and husband but six of the eight siblings come and work every night.