There 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.
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 Mauritanian Arabs'