Bread Science

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Threshing, winnowing, and grinding wheat to flour was our first task.  Then we observed and fed the microorganism, yeast, that helps bread rise.  We talked fermentation and sourdough and miners and San Francisco- because history and science are connected, like most things, as John Muir pointed out when he said:  “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”

So, we connected with all the parts and processes that make bread.  And, of course, we made bread. Grade 4 was ecstatic to finally taste it, warm and fresh from the oven.  We used the No-Knead Bread recipe from the New York Times (see video below) with whole wheat flour… yum!  This recipe makes bread easy in my opinion, try it at home!


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