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Bakers Dive Into Ovens To bake This Traditional Georgian Bread

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Shotis puri is a traditional Georgian bread, usually served with every meal. Baking the bread, however, can get a little extreme.

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For a new baker interested in venturing into the world of shotis puri, be prepared to dive headfirst … literally.

The bread is baked in a tonir—a deep, clay oven onto which the unleavened dough is stuck. After the bread has been baked, bakers must dive headfirst into the hot, hot oven to retrieve their goods.

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No one knows the process better than Skhirtladze Davit. For the past 16 years, he’s been enduring the heat, all for the love of bread.

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