Saturday, July 30, 2011

Good times at Godt Brød

I was lucky enough to get a job at an organic bakery while in Stavanger this summer. Although I definitely would not say the weather was very summery. I never even got the chance to wear shorts or go to the beach! But that didn't matter because I had a grand ole time icing cinnamon buns and buttering organic foccacia rolls. Every morning at 8.55 I would roll down the hill on my aunts bike, and arrive at bakery full of freshly baked boller and cute staff dressed as Norwegian milk maids. It was such a cozy way to spend the day, good food, super funny staff and a chance to improve the standard Norwegian coffee. There were a lot of cute customers (only a few grumpy bums); I loved all the older ladies who came in for morning tea, ordered black filter coffee and boller and would had a serious chat about the weather. Meeting Australians was also hilarious. They never asked me if I was Australian from my accent!? Being in the city centre Australian tourists often came in looking for an egg and bacon breakfast. I told them eggs and bacon didn't exist in Norway but I could make them a bloody good Norwegian breakfast sandwich. I won them over every time. I noticed when making sandwiches that women always knew exactly what they wanted while men where much less picky about what they wanted on their sandwich. Women were also much more likely to complain if they weren't totally satisfied. Norwegain men need to man up! The most popular sandwich for both men and women a like was prawns, mayo and lemon. I totally agree, it's delicious. At the end of the day I would ride my aunts bike back up the hill with a couple of baguettes sticking out the front basket. 

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