Al-Baghdady Bakery is is one of oldest Iraqi bakeries in Australia, one of the many interesting, unique, small Fairfield businesses. Global Explorer Tour releases a wonderful video showing how they produce amazing baked products by using the Forni Valoriani Wood Fired Ovens made in Italy, Tuscany. As reported by Taste Food Tours, these hardworking men bake the most delicious Iraqi bread to share with all Australians, its warm, soft and oh so tasty.
Samoon, the Ancient Iraqi Breakfast Bread
Samoon is the popular and delicious Iraqi flat bread shaped as a diamond. The ancient tradition wants this bread to be oven-baked in ancient clay ovens where the heat is generated by charcoal or wood fired. It is interesting seeing in how many ancient and diverse cultures and civilizations, we find the woodfired cooking method being used thousands of years ago.
This bread comes served as a part of breakfast with a thick milk cream called Gaimar or with various kind of cheeses. It can be enjoyed with a variety of dips as well, like Hummus or Baba Ghanoush and with woodfired meats and vegetables. If sliced in half, you can make an original variant of our Aussies steak sandwiches 😉
The secret of this old recipe is in the dough, which includes yeast, buttermilk and wheat bran that is rich in fibre and good for our health. Samoons are topped with sesame seeds or left plain.
Together with Samoon, Iraqi people consume also the Khubz bread that is also known in Syria, Lebanon and Kurdistan.
If you’re looking for something fancy and original for your weekend brekkie or brunch with friends and family, this is definitely a good idea.