How to bake bread in Russian villages

Photo of the village of Shamakhi, where they still bake bread the old fashioned way, in a huge furnace

Today for Shemakhinsky bread go residents of two areas - Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk. The village stands just on the border regions, so supplies fresh loaves of both. Besieged by no buyers, it's probably the only bakery in the whole district, where they cook the bread according to old recipes, without any chemicals and from local flour.

Behind the log, old house, which locals call solemnly confectionery, stands a stone building. It was there, on the ceiling of strong, yet Demidov buildings, bakers and women engaged in this alchemy of bread.

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Women heaviest hauling sacks of flour




Together somehow more convenient.




pour into a special container




Meanwhile, a special person already drowns furnace, which will languish bread




Begins the process of making sourdough



All thoroughly mixed



Mechanisms do not always trust and prefer to do everything manually.



For training takes a lot of time, I must say



And so the dough is ready



Begins molding)



Work in bakeries, by the way, the local girls and flour brought exclusively from their district.



Each potential loaf weighed on scales seasoned



The dough is put into the form



And taken to the oven



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