Hi from Bhutan, in the Himalayas
Hi to you all, or Kuzu Zangpo La (that is about the limit of my Dzongkha),
I am writing from Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. When I searched for Bhutan on this site I found one reference. The noted blogger Shiao-Ping has been here too, and enjoyed the buckwheat pancakes. These are my mother-in-law's favourites. My wife is Bhutanese, and I teach at a local private school. Oh, I am from New Zealand.
There are a few bakeries in the city, and some make reasonable bread. However, the most common bread is white, sliced and sweet. So, I started baking my own. The family usually ignores my cooking as I don't use enough chillis for them. They call all dishes "curry". I guess they might call my bread a curry as well. The pizzas I make are usually wolfed down, as long as I don't put too many olives on top.
A couple of years ago, I even managed to get a sour dough yeast going. But when I made a visit home to NZ, I dried it off and put it in the freezer. It is still there.
This site is one that I have visited just about every day for the last few years. It is an amazing community. Now, having joined up at last, I shall call myself a "Freshloafer".
You may like to check out my personal Blog, the latest couple of posts have been about bread. But please know that I know even less about blogging than I do about baking bread. And the bread knowledge is still at a beginner level. There are a few shots of my bread on the site.
Here it is...
Oh, the flour on my face in the picture was deliberate.