Report written by William and Caitlin (Year 5)
On Tuesday and Wednesday Laurel and Cedar went to Love Bread in Brighouse to learn how to make bread. When we arrived, we were greeted by Carol and Millie who were going to teach us how to make bread. First of all, we needed to find a partner and then we got a bowl of flour. We had to put flour, yeast and salt in the bowl – the yeast smelt very funny! After that, we had to put warm water in to make the yeast active. We mixed it altogether and when the water had soaked in we put our hands in to make the mixture into dough.
When it formed the dough, we took it out of the bowl and we put it down on the table. We kneaded the bread by holding and pushing the dough towards our partner. Once the dough was ready we had to fold it and make it look like an onion before putting it back into the bowl to rise for an hour.
When we looked at bread it had grown! We tipped it back onto the table and started to make ‘Breadgehogs’. We made a V shape with our hands and put this around the dough to make its nose. We then put sultanas in for eyes and snipped the dough with scissors to make spikes. It was then put in the oven to bake.
While we were waiting for our break to bake we designed our own packaging for our bread. We all really enjoyed the trip and thought our bread was delicious!