As we enter into the season of Lent and prepare for Easter, here are some ideas to get children and families involved!
Children generally seem to love cooking activities and this is a recipe that lets them early get hands on!
As we build up to Easter, you might be thinking of a new way to explore the story of the last supper with your children. Making flat bread is a great way to really get into the story!
Explain to the children that Jesus and his disciples were celebrating passover so the bread they used at the last supper would in all probability be the unleavened bread Jews ate at the passover meal. The bread is unleavened because at the original Passover, the Israelites had to be ready to move quickly and didn’t have time to make bread with yeast.
You will Need: 175g plain flour, 100ml water,2 tablespoons oil, a pinch of salt, baking tray, greaseproof paper (enough for 6 portions)
Pre heat the oven to 180°C.
Mix together the flour, salt, water and oil until a dough is formed. You may need to add a little more flour if the dough is too wet to handle.
On a floured surface, take turns in kneading the dough over a period of about 5 minutes and then separate the dough into 6 pieces.
Place dough on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and bake for 15- 20 minutes. Take the bread out of the oven and leave to cool.
When cooled, use the bread to act out the last supper and get the children to reflect on how the story makes them feel and what questions it makes them ask.