Bread making in Petra

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Baking bread in Jordan is an integral part of Jordanian life. No meal is considered complete without bread. Join the locals in Petra and let them show you the traditional techniques of making bread that have been passed down the generations. From baking taboon in clay ovens that have been in use for hundreds of years, to watching the skillfulness of shrak being stretched and thrown over skillets that have been seasoned with fires too numerous to count, your experience of baking bread will be one you’ll never forget. On arrival, you will meet your Chef and be served the obligatory Jordanian tea. Then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get ready to make some bread. After you have tried your hand at the art of baking bread in Jordan, you will get a chance to eat the product of your labor. Sitting down with your host and any of the Chef’s family members that are around, you will be served a traditional meal of Galayah Bandoora. You will be shown how to tear the bread you have made and use it to scoop up the Galayah. Other traditional sides such as labeneh, zait and zaatar will accompany the Galayah and the freshly made bread.

Please note: Taboon bread is made early in the morning at sunrise and only available from April to the end of September and the meal you share will be breakfast. Shrak can be made the whole year round, and either in the morning for a lunchtime meal, or the afternoon for an evening meal.

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