Do you often wonder as to why your child follows you with intent to the kitchen all the time? Always enthusiastic, willing to help and add flair to your cooking. Well, you might have a mighty cook in the making! How about a place where your child can explore his/her creativity and dabble with the art of baking. Your child will learn to mix, shape and bake delicious bread and add a sumptuous number to your dinner for 'free'. Where can they learn the art of baking you ask?
A place called Brasserie Bread, located at 1737 Botany Rd, Banksmeadow, in Sydney. The café is open from Monday till Friday, at 7am to 3pm, as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 8am till 2pm.
In 2006, the Brasserie Bread had been awarded the Favourite Café by Sydney Morning Herald Good Living Magazines. This award winning bakery café and retail shop is set within a classic industrial warehouse.
They offer two sessions of free baking class for kids every Saturday, starting at 10am and 12pm for one hour. This program is very popular and booked out months in advance, so it's best to make the booking as soon as you can.
There is a maximum of 10 kids per class, from 5 to 12 year olds, but group bookings are not permitted.
Your children will learn the importance of ingredients selection and interpreting and reading the recipe. They will also gain the skills and confidence to hand-mix, shape and bake this delectable bread in a safe environment. Each child will learn to bake two items and get to take it home while you enjoy a beautiful cup or mug of coffee and fresh hot cross buns with a dollop of cream in the café area. What a wonderful addition to your barbeque and boost that your child baked it.
There is also a school holiday baking program for 5-9 years old and 10 – 14 years old and an organised school excursion is also on offer. This program cost $40 per child. It's held on Monday to Friday for one hour and a half.
Holiday classes are published a month before it begins. There is a strong focus on using quality ingredients, hence different holiday programs have been designed to suit the change of seasons.
Brasserie Bread utilise nuts, wheat, dairy, sugar and other raw natural ingredients. They are aware that some of these products may cause potentially lethal allergic reactions, they therefore implement a very strict allergy policy.
Topics will include learning to mix and shape by hand, the history of bread, nutrition and baking in a safe way. Your child will need to bring closed shoes and an apron.
So why not take advantage of this free session. It is a chance to nurture your child's creativity and learn the artistry of baking. You never know, he or she could be the next contestant on a hit TV show like My Kitchen Rules.