#potd: The Peruvian Baker’s Big Oven

On a trip south out of Cusco, along the stunning river Watanay valley, our guided tour paused briefly in the small town of Oropesa. Check out the bread we were told. Check out the bloody oven more like, it was the size of a small spaceship!
bakers-ovenThis clay oven, sitting on a base of reclaimed ‘Inca slabs’, held several dozen of the loaves you can see in the picture, and had them ready in some 20minutes. We had a taster of a similar sized loaf of flat white’ish bread, and it was blooming gorgeous, if a tad sweet for us savoury types. No problem though for the locals, as the Peruvians have a definite sweet tooth, and increasingly a waistline to go with it! Which is the direction we are heading in at present, just too much good food here…..
capital-del-pan
breadshop

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