Oman Magazine (socially-distantly) chats with Omani loaf lover Saja Sultan, an 18-year-old baker-preneur who plans to study international marketing in The Netherlands. The current pandemic has caused a wave of banana bread fails across the internet and spurred a boutique business in the form of LeLoaf.om where Saja bakes loaves full of love for her fans and followers “I am a firm believer that kindness goes a long way and the world needs nothing but more love so I find baking for other people and making them happy one of the simplest ways to do so”. When asking what comes next for Saja with her baking dreams “We never know what the future holds, maybe I can own a tiny bakery or coffee shop on the side”.
What inspired you to start Le Loaf?
I have always loved and enjoyed baking since I was young and quarantine gave me the opportunity and chance to try out new recipes and spend more time in the kitchen. I also have been sending food in cute packaging and writing personalised messages to family members for a while now and the idea of making somebody happy and put a smile on someone’s face leaves me feeling in pure joy and contentment!
I needed something to keep me busy as I have a lot of time on my hands so I was like why not start selling banana bread; a cozy and homey snack everybody can enjoy.
The support of family and friends also played a huge role!
Which flavours do you offer?
Till now we only offer the plain banana bread, banana bread with chocolate chips and banana bread with walnuts! There’s an option for everybody. Other flavours and cakes are coming soon.
Top tips for the perfect loaf?
Go old school and fold in your mixture by hand instead of using an electrical whisk and of course do everything with lots and lots of love!
Ideal beverage to serve with a slice of cake?
A warm cup of tea, coffee or milk goes perfectly with a slice of banana cake.
How can people get in touch?
Via direct messages on Instagram @leloaf.om or contact us +968 9134 6454