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Baking Bread - Egyptian Style!

Baking is a tradition that has been passed down through many generations all over the world.

As part of our topic about Who were the greatest builders? we have been learning about Egypt and farming. We learnt all about the ingredients needed to make bread and followed a simple recipe to make Egyptian Bread.

"Egyptian bread was made almost exclusively from emmer wheat, which was more difficult to turn into flour, than most other varieties of wheat. The chaff does not come off through threshing, but comes in spikelets that needed to be removed by moistening and pounding with a pestle to avoid crushing the grains inside. It was then dried in the sun, winnowed and sieved and finally milled on a saddle quern which functioned by moving the grindstone back and forth, rather than with a rotating motion."

Each pupil got to take their bread dough home to bake so we can't wait to see the results! Parents let us know how it tasted please. What will we make next time?