is no wonder bread in The Gambia, but the country hosts some delicious
homemade varieties. The most common are long pieces of bread in
the shape of a French baguette.
Senfur is most similar to the taste and texture of a baguette,
though shorter, thicker around, and a bit less crunchy than the
French style of bread.
Tapalapa is much different and more widely available, especially
outside of the Greater Banjul area. It is heavy and dense, with
a taste and reminiscent of the inside of soft pretzels. Senfur
and taapa laapa are sold in almost any local shop for about £0.13
for either; for other types of bread, including familiar loaves
of white bread and Italian style bread, you must go to a bakery.
There are numerous bakeries
in Gambia dotted about the Kombo areas who usually have finished
baking around 4 in the morning and begin to deliver their loaves
just before dawn to the local Pulaar and