Second bakery week behind and I’d say I’ve got the hang of things. Little by little learning to be in the right place at the right time – doing right things? Well, I did forget to make about 90 sunflower bread rolls the other day and once I dropped a whole tray of cinnamon rolls on the floor, too.But I don’t only bring disaster, and all in all I’m doing all okay with the baking and co. Just the language barrier gets real high sometimes, and things need to be repeated or clearly pointed out.
And the thing is, I’m not the only one who needs guidance. We got a new worker, started this week. He’s German, but fresh out of school and from a different bakery. He also needs to get used to things and so when you make us two work together… things might be done in an unusual way. But better enjoy the mistakes now when we still make them.
So I’m still enjoying it, it’s baking after all and the team is super nice. And there is this one huge benefit that really gets me smiling. The mysterious veggie and fruit deliveries! I didn’t quite get the thing, but I’m sure I understood they are free and for me (and others) to take home. I was actually given this box filled up with all this – and they were all good and fresh:
That’s vitamins for a week! And then I could have already gotten more after a few days. It’s crazy, no need to go shopping for green stuff no more. And I’m not yet too picky about them, some workers just check them quickly through and find nothing enough interesting. But how can you not, so many cooking possibilities.
And so, I already started cooking and baking out of them. Made cauliflower gratinated with cheese, quark loaded with fruits and kiwi cake with Raffaellos. Delicious things, and as I soon get some yeast from the store, I’ll start working on carrot bread.
Ps. There are other benefits, too. I’m allowed to eat anything from the shelves and sometimes get to take the faulty breads home. And what should make this a dream come true for a Finn is the fact that beer is offered to be drunken through the working hours. That wouldn’t work in the North, but here it seems to suffice like any other refreshment. Or then it was the language barrier again and I got something wrong here…