Joyful laughter, big smiles and happy souls…
And so ends another Baking A Difference session in one of the many care settings we’ve visited working in partnership with Michelle Stratford of Planet Leicester Bakers.
Since taking on the role of Project Coordinator in January 2019, I have been constantly surprised at how well the bread baking sessions have been received by both residents and care staff alike.
From learning about the science of proving yeast, to mixing and shaping dough, to enjoying fresh bakes with butter and jam it’s been a delight to see such enthusiasm shown by all participants.
It’s also wonderful to witness the profound sense of wellbeing our bread-making activities bring; gently exercising hands, relaxing the mind, evoking memories openly shared, often over our half-time cup of tea.
As the project moves forward I’m looking forward to capturing this companionship by connecting residents with others in their local community and bring people together to share in the beauty of bread.