The Bake for Good program visited Draper Middle School today with two assembly presentations in the cafeteria on how to prepare and bake bread (and other bread-related products like pretzels, pizza dough, biscuits, and muffins).
Amy from program sponsor King Arthur Flour took students through an hour-long demonstration on how to prepare bread dough with the help of her Draper assistants Cael Sullivan and Claudia Hertzer. This step by step process included everything from preparing the yeast, to measuring out and mixing the flour, to kneading and rolling out the dough.
Math and science were an integral part of the program and will come in handy as the seventh graders will be ask to, with the help of their parents, roll up their sleeves and bake a loaf of bread or two of their own at home this weekend. Bread kits (flour, yeast, baking tool, etc.) and a recipe book will be distributed to them to take home on Friday.
On Tuesday, following the Veterans Day holiday, the students will be asked drop off one loaf of their baked break in the cafeteria. The loafs will later be delivered on Nov. 14 by a group of Draper students to the City Mission in Schenectady and Schenectady YWCA.
The Bake for Good program encourages students to use their math, science and hands-on skills to develop a love for baking while, at the same time, understand the importance of giving back to their community.