Today in Fox class we baked Ancient Egyptian flat bread. The earliest version of the recipe was found on the wall of Senet’s tomb in Luxor, Egypt. The original recipe called for bakers to “crush the grain with sticks, using a grindstone crush the grain still finer until you have a heap of white flour”. However we used flour from a packet!
First we mixed yeast, water and honey until it was foamy. Then we added flour and salt to make it into a dough. We then left it to rise.
This afternoon, we flattened and shaped the dough and baked it in the oven.
We tried the bread back in the classroom “It was very nice because it had honey in it- it gave it a sweet taste!”