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Takhaet's Bakery

Come exchange your items for my freshly baked bread loaves! Smell the life-sustaining scent. No meal is complete without bread! I have over 40 kinds of breads and cakes.  My bread won't wear down your teeth, either. No stone particles here. I don't add sand to hasten the making of flour, and my stone threshing floor is the best around.

I have all kinds of the following loaves:

Different grains and added ingredients -- spiced -- filled -- sweet -- different shapes, both everyday, and -- specials for the costume contest -- bread made from different kinds of ovens.-- non-bread goods.

Thirsty? Have some Beer

Breads from Various Grains and Ingredients. Whatever your favorite is, I have it!

Barley Barley bread  
Emmer - for our peasant patrons Picture of emmer bread  
Spelt Picture of spelt bread  
Wheat Picture of wheat bread  
With butter, milk, and eggs With butter, milk, and eggs  
Whole grain Whole grain  
Coarsely cracked grain Coarsely cracked grain  
Durah, a kind of millet
picture of millet bread  
     
     

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Spiced Breads, etc.

Anise-flavored - everyone's favorite spice picture of anise bread  
Cumin-flavored Picture of Cumin-flavored bread  
With coriander seeds Picture of bread with coriander seeds  
Herbed picture of herbed bread  
Bread with nuts Picture of bread with nuts  

Filled Breads

Thick loaf with filled center of beans or vegetables
picture of filled breads  
Raised edges to hold eggs, etc. picture of breads with raised edges  
     

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Sweet Breads and Cakes

Honey cakes picture of honeycakes  
Sweet pastries, various Picture of pastries  
Tiger nut flour mixed with honey    
Bread with figs picture of bread with figs  
Bread with dates picture of date bread  
Sweet wine cakes
picture of sweet wine cakes  
     

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Shapes

Looking for your favorite shape?

Everyday Shapes

Flat bread picture of flatbreads  
Crescents picture of crescents  
Round loaves and ovals picture of round loaves  
Pyramids picture of conical breads  
Disks Disks  
Buns picture of buns  
Hexagonal shapes    
     

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Special Shapes for the Costume Party!

Your choice of the bread in shapes associated with Osiris:
Bennu bird. As a bennu bird, Osiris led spirits through underworld dangers.
Djed (by New Kingdom) - either a pillar from a tamarisk tree, or Osiris' backbone
Mummified god on throne wearing atef crown, dyed green
Atef crown Tall Hedjet crown of Upper Egypt with curly red ostrich feathers on either side of the crown. Maat wears a single ostrich feather. The Hedjet (no feathers) was used in predynastic times.
Tamarisk tree Osiris' coffin ends up in Byblos and a tamarisk tree (shrub or small tree), grows over it. The tree is cut down and turned into a pillar (the died), and Isis gets the pillar and extracts Osiris' coffin.

Pairs well with sweet, festive beer!

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I make my breads with the finest materials, including my bedja or bread molds.

picture of bedja

Ovens Used

Looking for bread made a special way? I have it.
On a griddle
From a conical stove

Non-Bread Goods

Stewed grain gruel
Baked groats

Hungry? Pick up your "I buy bread at the Market" graphic.

"I buy bread at the Market"

My Fine Sources

Bread, the Staff of Life. (August 2003, June 2004). Available at: http://nefertiti.iwebland.com/timelines/topics/bread.htm

Brier, Bob, and Hoyt Hobbs. (1999). Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians. Westport, Connecticutt: Greenwood Press.

Collier, Mark, and Bill Manley. (1998). How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Step-By-Step Guide to Teach Yourself. Los Angeles: University of California Press.

David, Rosalie. (1998). Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt. New York: Oxford University Press.

Howard, Jane. Tour Egypt Feature: Bread in Ancient Egypt. Available at: http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/bread.htm

Oachs, Mitch. (2002). Ancient Egyptian Diet. Available at: http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/egypt/dailylife/diet_egypt.htm

Phillips, Sarah. The Diet of the Ancient Egyptians. Available at: http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/diet.htm

Pinch, Geraldine. (2002). Handbook of Egyptian Mythology. Santa Barbara: ABC Clio.

Reisner. (1999). The Sphinx and the Pyramids: 100 Years of American Archaeology at Giza. From the Semitic Museum. Available at: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/_semitic/hsm/GizaBuiltEgypt.htm

Watterson, Barbara. (1991). Women in Ancient Egypt. Phoenix Mill-Thrupps-Stroud-Gloucestershire, UK: Alan Sutton Publishing Limited.

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