If there is one thing that the baking teachers at the King Arthur Flour Company know, it is that kids making bread from scratch learn more than just baking.
They learn about food preparation, science, math, and helping others.
Two hundred and fifty middle school students watched Amy Driscoll, of the King Arthur Flour Company as she showed them how to make bread and rolls from scratch
Braided bread loaves, French baguettes, cinnamon rolls, pizza dough, crescent rolls and pretzels were the baked goods she showed them how to make. Each student had ingredients and instructions for making two loaves of bread, one for family, and the other for a homeless shelter. The remaining dough was for rolls, pizza, and pretzels.
“Pay attention to this, because this is a life skill you’ll have forever,” said Driscoll.
When she showed them how to use dental floss to cut rolled dough and make cinnamon rolls, the kids were very impressed.