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Retail and Hospitality - BAKER

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Your Local Bakery 

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

 

 

1. Go to your local bakery. What is it's name? What is it's history? Does it have an ethnic influence? How many bakers work there?

2. List the different types of pastries, cakes, pies and bread that are sold here by filling out the following table:

Pastries Cakes Pies & Sausage Rolls Bread and Rolls
Types: Name

Types: Name Types: Name Types: Name

3. You are to interview your local baker and ask the following questions:

  • What is the most popular item sold in the shop? How many do they sell each week?
  • What is the cost of making this popular item?
  • What item do they like making the most?
  • What time do they have to put on the ovens?
  • Do they have special ovens? What is different to a home oven?
  • What do they like most about their job? What do they like least?
  • Which item do you like the most? Why?
  • What happens to those items that are not sold? Do they go to charity?

4. Calculate the profit made on the most popular item.

5. Investigate how you make the item you liked the most and make it. Did it taste as good as the baker's version?

6. Analyse the set up at the bakery. What would you do to make it more attractive to students? What suggestions would you make? Is there a particular item you think could be sold here that isn't?

7. Write a thank you letter to the Baker stating the things you found out that interested you the most. Also state what you and your partner would suggest to make this business more attractive to students.

 

Baking Bread

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

 

Stuff you will need:

1. Yeast - dry in a sachet. One required
2. Baker's flour - you can buy it from the bakery - 3 cups
3. Water - 1 cup
4. Tin, preferably a loaf tin or
5. A bread maker (these are excellent!)
6. Tea towel

Baker with cakesWhat to do:
If baking in the oven
1. Warm the water
2. Mix the dry yeast, sugar and flour together.
3. Mix the water into the dry mixture. Knead the bread mixture.
4. Cover with a moist tea towel.
5. Allow to stand for 1 hour in a warm spot
6. Knead the bread mixture again.
7. Allow the mixture to stand until it has risen to twice it's size
8. Place mixture in the tin and put into a hot oven. Bake until brown.

If baking in the bread maker, follow the instructions.

Compare your loaf  - Blind tasting

1. Get another loaf (brought from the bakery) that is similar to your loaf (White, or wholegrain).

In the kitchen, when no one is looking, cut up each loaf and place them on two different plates. Make sure that they are of the same size and shape as your loaf.

Get  your family and friends to rate both breads on:

  • Texture
  • Taste
  • Colour

Collate the answers - which one was the best? Why?

 

Online

 

Multigrain, wholegrain, wholemeal: what's the difference and which bread is best?

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

Intercultural UnderstandingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Intercultural Understanding

1. In groups of 2 - 3 students, read the following article in The Conversation 19 January 2018  Reading

the Conversation

2. Plot all the different breads and their characteristics (eg. low GI, fibre content etc).

3. This article goes through the different shop bread but doesn't investigate breads used in Reading different cultures. Look at the following article from the Food Republic 5 November 2012. Again, plot these breads and their characteristics.

Food Republic

4. Go to the supermarket and speciality bakers and price the bread. Record under each bread type. Which is the best bread for nutrition and price?

5. Create a colourful infographic [a page on different infographs makers!]  to be placed in the corridors of your school so that other students will start to make good choices in selecting and eating bread.

5. Share with the rest of the class.

6. Reflection

Reflection.

"Is the price of bread a deal breaker when it comes to selecting a bread to be used each day by the family?"

Are there other breads that you have encountered that are not in these articles? Share with your group.

 

 

Websites, Games & Apps

Bakery Story - Free App

PrimaryPrimary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

Price: FREE
Developer: TeamLava

You can design your own bakery with this app.

 

App - Bakery Story

 

 

WebQuests

From Yeast to Bread (an experiment in looking at the properties of Yeast rather than a WebQuest).

High SchoolSecondary

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

From yeast to bread WebQuest

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