Vermont School Garden

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Bread from Around the World

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Where in the World is Foccacia Made??

CLICK HERE: 2 quick  bread recipes

Where in the world is foccacia made? Just before April vacation, these students tracked down the origin of two flat bread recipes and then followed recipes to recreate them in their classroom. As they followed the recipe for foccacia, which takes time to rise, their teacher started an outdoor fire pit for the chapati they would also be baking.

stirring batter

kneading dough

kneading dough

taking turns kneading

taking turns kneading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students learned a lot about the process of creating one of the most universal of dietary staples. While reading  and adding ingredients, they worked together to interpret the recipes they were following. It turned out that kneading bread required much more muscle work than they had anticipated. Chapati, made without yeast can be prepared in just a few minutes once there are coals on the fire. This bread is common throughout central Asian countries. The focaccia recipe doesn’t take much more time to create. Both breads were baked and eaten in the 2 hours we had to learn about them.

forming chapatis

forming chapatis

 

outdoor cooking- Chapatis

outdoor cooking- Chapatis

real pocket bread!

real pocket bread!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kneading- Iit's hard work

kneading- it’s hard work

baked focaccia

baked focaccia

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Author: vermontschoolgarden

I have been an elementary teacher at the Westminster Center School for 30 years. For most of those years, I maintained a garden as part of my teaching curriculum resource. Now I am the Garden Coordinator for all of the Westminster Center School classrooms.

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