Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Science or Love





Last week my 12 year old granddaughter and I
mixed together and baked her first loaf of bread.
It was supposed to be a science project having to do with yeast
It turned out to be a baking lesson having to do with love.

12 comments:

  1. Oh, such a wonderful experience. She (and you) will probably remember that the rest of her life - maybe in 10 years she'll be blogging about baking day with grandma!

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  2. Wow! How great is that? Really great, indeed!

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  3. Tess, I hope so:)

    Geezer, yep, really great!

    xoxo

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  4. I'm really looking forward to doing that sort of thing with both of my grandchildren. Who knows? Grandson might be the baker in the family! Fun memories to be made in any case.

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  5. I baked cookies with Granddaughter Ella a few years ago when she was visiting us - it's a bit messier when they're younger but so much fun - I highly recommend it!

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  6. Sounds absolutely wonderful! Nothing quite equals the smell of freshly baked bread. It is a miracle those yeast-beasties create!

    Your post reminded me of an occasion years ago when I was teaching a consumer chem course. I decided we would make bread. They prepared the dough and were supposed to let it rise in one of the department fridges while they attended class. Then they were to bring it home and bake it. But did they (17-19 years olds) listen to me? NOOOOOO! They put the unbaked bread in their lockers for the whole day. When they returned, everything was covered with bread dough! I wish I could have seen it.
    Education can be painful sometimes.

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  7. Barbara - Oh, thank you for your comments! I will have to share them with my granddaughter:)

    ....and on a side note - oh, yeah, education can be painful sometimes.

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  8. did no one document this wonderful project? i know it is deeply documented in your heart(s) if not digitized :-) xoxoox

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  9. Lucy - Morgan documented the actual ingredients, the rising, the finished product. I'm not sure we got any of she and I in the process...

    xoxo

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  10. I was sure the project was documented but sorry if grandmother didn't make it in the recipe! xo

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  11. Anonymous6:06 PM

    I had so much fun making the bread with you! All of my classmates thought it was delicious including me! Thank you so much for helping me make the bread and including me in your blog. xoxo Momo

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  12. You are an excellent bake-mate! and granddaughter too:)

    xoxoxo

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