This week’s Friday Funday Challenge is set by Head of Food & Nutrition Becky Belson…

We’d like for pupils (and staff and parents!) to bake an animal-shaped bread! 
Because you might like the weekend to find some time to bake, we’d like you to send us pictures of your creations by Thursday 28 January. Send your pictures to 
Becky has provided an easy bread recipe to get you started, but you can use any bread recipe, and choose any animal and any decoration you like!
Have fun!

Recipe: Easy White Bread

  • 500g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 7g sachet fast-action yeast
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 300ml water
STEP 1: Mix 500g strong white flour, 2 tsp salt and a 7g sachet of fast-action yeast in a large bowl.
STEP 2: Make a well in the centre, then add 3 tbsp olive oil and 300ml water, and mix well. If the dough seems a little stiff, add another 1-2 tbsp water and mix well.
STEP 3: Tip onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for around 10 mins.
STEP 4: Once the dough is satin-smooth, place it in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with cling film. Leave to rise for 1 hour until doubled in size or place in the fridge overnight.
STEP 5: Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Knock back the dough (punch the air out and pull the dough in on itself) then gently mould the dough into a ball.
STEP 6: Place it on the baking parchment to prove for a further hour until doubled in size.
STEP 7: Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7.
STEP 8: Dust the loaf with some extra flour and cut a cross about 6cm long into the top of the loaf with a sharp knife.
STEP 9: Bake for 25-30 mins until golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped underneath. Cool on a wire rack.