This post is long overdue. Many moons ago reader Bettyq suggested I try my hand at “chimney bread” and I did. Otherwise known at kurtos kalacs (spit-roasted cake from Romania), this is essentially some dough flattened and wrapped around a tube and traditionally roasted over coals or baked in an oven. The resulting tubular shaped bread is seasoned with cinnamon sugar and sold like lengths of pipe, short or as long as they cook them.
We decided to try a version that was cooked on a bamboo pole (a bit tricky, as the dough kept wanting to slide off, but we somehow managed to get it to work reasonably well.
Cooked over coals beside roasting lechons, the lechoneros looked at us with amusement. Boss is trying another crackpot idea I am sure they were thinking silently.
This batch from our first attempt. Not bad at all. Finished by the office crew in minutes. We made another batch that looked much better (see second and third photos above) but in the end, it was all just a bit too much trouble to do on a regular basis. Bettyq had suggested a local version named “bamboo bread”… :)