Bread-baking day in the Alps

by Jay October. 15, 2010 3543 views

This bakehouse is located in a very small Rhaeto-romansch village, Sogn Benedetg /Soin Benedetch/, in Graubünden, Switzerland. Romansch is still spoken here and the few families that live there still bake their breads in the centuries-old communty bakehouse on the only road that passes through. It was a priviledge to take part.

First, the oven is heated by the coals.

The dough rises.

The village bakers (Family members who join in the bi-monthly bake.)

The bread is baked

The view out the bakery door in Sogn Benedetg while waiting for the bread.

Sogn Benedetg

Sogn Benedetg

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Jacki 10 years ago

#5 is gorgeous!

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Christa 10 years, 1 month ago

I can almost smell the taste of fresh bread! This is a very special part of Switzerland!

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Joy 10 years, 1 month ago

loving no. 5. great shots!

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Betty Meade 10 years, 1 month ago

What a wonderful post...I can almost smell the bread! Your shots are great...I especially love the 5th shot..the Alps are so beautiful!!

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Kate 10 years, 1 month ago

What a really interesting post and some great shots... I especially like #2 and #4

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