Category Archives: Breadmaking

Damper Bread

The children had great fun (as well as a significant amount of patience) making damper bread in the woods today. The bread took a long, long time to cook but it was worth the wait. The children said it was yummy and that it smelled just like toast 😊

Smoothies, Beetroot Soup and Soda Bread

We’ve been continuing to harvest some fruit and vegetables from our garden and hedgerows. Today we made a smoothie for snack and, instead of our usual sourdough bread, made soda bread. We pulled some beetroot and spring onions from the garden and made them into soup. All of our children came back for seconds!

Beetroot Bread

The beetroot in our garden is ready for harvesting so we picked 2 and took them into the playroom to wash (we brought some ants in too so we had to take them back out) and grate. (We tasted some and decided it tasted really good). We put some into today’s bread dough and it made the dough bright pink. Once it was cooked it wasn’t quite as pink as when we pot it in to the oven but you can still see the evidence of the beetroot there. It had an earthy beetroot taste (strangely enough 🤣) but was still quite pleasant. The children definitely preferred their “normal” bread but we will be experimenting more soon!