Bread! ...baked the old fashioned way
in an old wood-fired, stone oven.
From Humble Beginnings Bakery, featured on this
page, is located
in the west coast village of Coulibistrie.
Types: Expect to see french-style looking bread (mastif), a flat square
bread (jackeri), a round, bun looking bread (rolly-polly-rolly),
sub-style looking bread as well as hamburger and hotdog
looking buns. Loaf-style bread, is not common,
though it can be found occasionally.
Depending on the type of bread you purchase, expect to
pay between EC .25 cents to EC $1 for individual breads.
Only a few
bakeries on Dominica still utilized the tradition
or have the means of baking bread the old fashioned way
in a wood-fired, stone oven.
in Dominica is baked in modern ovens and is made daily except for Sundays and
holidays. Bread is delivered daily to grocery
stores and other outlets as including small bakery
also be purchased at specific time, most often late
afternoon, early evening, out the back windows of
delivery vans and cars that make rounds along village
As preservatives are not
used, fresh bread lasts only about a day and half; placing the bread
in the refrigerator will extend its life by a day or two and
freezing for awhile.