Looking At Edinburgh

28 February 2008

At the baker’s

Filed under: food, photos, windows — Tags: , , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 12:13 am

I took this photo here. It’s on Redbubble: An Edinburgh baker’s window.

Douglas the baker’s has been at 105 Leith Walk for decades: a small survivor of the old independent Scottish bakers’ tradition. I used to live just off Leith Walk, and it was my boast that within ten minutes walk I could buy bread of six different nationalities: Italian, Sicilian, Polish, Bangladeshi, and Chinese, and Scottish, of course, from Douglas.

Next to the gloss of Gregg’s or the fall of Crawford’s, Douglas looks basic, but everything they make tastes good, from the bran scones you can see piled in the left-hand corner of the window to the apple sponges at the right.

A look inside and a couple of close-ups under the cut.

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