Today's making and baking required a lot of patience and persistence. I've tried to awaken a sourdough culture many times without success. It's really maintaining the warm/high temperature that I have struggled with. Luckily in our current heat maintaining the temperature of my culture was not a problem. This sourdough was three days in the making but the good news is I have a lovely culture waiting for me to use next time in the refrigerator.
Kids and bread baking are a perfect match.
I think it's all the time children have spent using play dough that they know their way around bread dough.
It turned our great however I'm going to experiment with flour types to try and lighten up the next loaf.
We have been doing lots of making in the last week of the school holidays however this would be the highlight. Caspar's latch-hook turned from something interesting to do to a test of endurance. In the end he wasn't trying to create he just wanted to get it finished. However it was a very good and new to us way for Caspar to work with his hands and to create something valuable/worthwhile. You can see Caspar at the very start in this post.
Fine and gross motor movements.
He was so happy to complete this project!
Caspar used this latch-hook kit but we purchased it from here (Australia) - I called ahead and they were kind enough to answer all of my latch-hook related questions. I hope you've been enjoying lots of making and baking!