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Today we went to a baking workshop! Aeryn is still a bit under the weather and was very much in need of a nap, but I was quite surprised she managed to stay asleep when I got her out of the car with the noise of the home ed kids running around the hall!


We just made a simple bread recipe. Flour (organic stone milled white flour from the local windmill, provided by the session host Julie), water, salt and yeast. That was it. No sugar, which surprised me as I was always told you needed to feed the yeast when you make bread, but it rose just fine without it, as it turned out.

Julie is a big follower of The Real Bread Campaign, which advocates for the use of these 4 main ingredients with only natural extras such as oils, seeds etc, no preservatives or other chemical agents.


Aeryn was still very snuggly after her nap, and decided our dough needed a cuddle before we could let it rise. Or is that “kneaded” a cuddle. Eh? EH?

I use to be funny before kids.

Okay, so I wasn’t all that funny then, either.


She was quite proud of the “T-Rex” bread roll we made together! It’s pretty hard to see the shape now she’s risen and cooked, but there are two legs, two arms and the head has an open jaw, hence, the two burnt circles. You have to squint a bit to see it…

The main thing is she had fun making it with me, and eating it with me!



Jen enjoys reading (endlessly, everything), creative writing, playing RPGs, buying from local markets, drinking coffee, drinking tea, craft projects, baking, gentle parenting, home educating and speaking in third person. She blogs about issues and ideas surrounding education, parenting, feminism, craft and various other interesting tidbits. What a wonderful word, tidbits.

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