Suggestions for teaching an intro bread class for children
Hi everyone. Sorry I've ... er ... been away for a while. I'm still baking breads several times a week, and pizzas, English muffins and other delights as well, but with an East Coast schedule in a West Coast world and a six-year-old to take care of (and cart around, or, at least accompany on my bicycle), I've been a bit cramped for time to post and keep up with TFL -- which has grown quite a bit in my absence, I see. Wow!!
I usually offer a 4-5 hour bread baking class for my church auction. They've been fun, and I just recently finished my latest. Three adults, and they wanted sourdough -- so I taught them the basics of bread baking, from ingredients to technique and even baker's math -- and, of course we baked a lot of tasty things: sourdough pizza, San Francisco-style boules, sourdough English muffins and, of course, a sourdough pizza.
This time around, however, I'm facing a new challenge. The purchasers would like the class to be for their 10-year-old son and, maybe some other children. My own six year old may take part.
Has anyone taught a bread baking class for children? If so, suggestions? I'm thinking a basic sandiwch loaf and, of course pizza, should be on the docket. But I'd love to hear from the community their ideas.