A Colonial Baker
My Life as a Colonial Person
As a baker during colonial times, I work out of my home. I have a special bread oven built right into the side of our fireplace. I fill the oven with hot coals that heat the bricks. After the coal turns to ashes I sweep them out and then I am ready to bake. I put my bread on a peel. A peel is a long-handled, flat shovel. The bread bakes from the heat of the bricks. I also bake cookies and cake in the bread oven.
I provide a GOOD and a SERVICE! I sell my breads and pies to the general store where other people can buy them. In that case I am providing a good. I provide a service to my family because I cook for them and they get to eat all the delicious food I make!
I learned how to be a baker when I was a young girl. I watched my mother bake and then soon began to help her. Now that I am a grown married woman, I will be teaching my daughter how to bake, too.
SOME PICTURES OF ME AT WORK
Here I am, busy at work, kneading dough.
This is the tool I use to get the bread in and out of the bread oven!
I am stoking the fire here to get it nice and hot so that I can warm up some milk.
BAKING TOOLS IN MY KITCHEN
Baking Tools in My House