Sandy & Ross, Essendon:
Thank you for the wonderful job in running the baking session on my daugther’s birday party. It was a great success. Indeed I shared the same concern as you about the size of the class initially, i.e. running a session with 21 five to six years old kids! Well, it turned out that you managed the activities and time very well.
My daugther enjoyed it very much and so did other kids. I also received good feedback from kids parents. The fact that kids took home the mini pizzas and bread rolls that they made is certainly a much healthier option than lolly bags. In brief, we have found the baking session not a just-for-fun activity, indeed kids can pick up culinary knowledge and enjoy their own cooking!! Very educational.
Ken, Mount Waverley
Thank you so much for such a wonderful, informative and fun incursion. This is the second time we have booked you because the children enjoyed it so much the last time.
The bread was not only delicious but the whole process was very informative, organised and fun. You were patient and wonderful with the children. I have never seen the children so quiet as they were when you were doing the introduction. It is great to know that you offer such a variety of baking ideas and the children are already talking about what we will do the next time you come. Thank you again for a great day.
Ruth, staff and kids of Brighton Rec.
Thank you on behalf of the staff and children who attended the “MakeBread” incursion during the September school holidays.
In my experience cooking is one of the children’s favourite activities making your incursion a definite winner for both adults and children alike. We not only made a variety of breads, but the children were all able to make their own pizza’s, choosing their own toppings and thoroughly enjoying the whole process. The yeast experiments that you conducted made the learning experience a joy rather than a chore. Also your rapport with the children kept them all keen to do well.
OSHC Coordinator Neerim South Primary School
On Friday 11th June we had Vesna from “MakeBread“ join us to bake bread, pizzas and gissinis. The children loved the high participation level of this activity from mixing the ingredients, watching the yeast activate and the bread rise, rolling out the dough, cooking it and of course eating their results.
It proved to be a great activity.
3 Year-old Group Teacher Robert Cochrane Kindergarten, Hawthorn
Thank you for a wonderful morning of bread making.
It is truly amazing that so many varied and delicious breads can be made with relative ease using such wholesome ingredients.
We all had a splendid time and want to thank you very much for giving us such an important life skill.
We look forward to the advanced course! (Mind you, we are so full of sticky buns that we won’t be doing anything for a little while!)
Linehan Family, Canterbury
The MakeBread incursion fitted in really well with our topic of food and culture.
Vesna was very well organised and adapted the program to suit our needs. She worked with over 150 students over 2 days and each student was involved in the hands on experience of making bread. They worked through the whole process of making the dough, shaping and reshaping the bread, cooking, and then of course eating their creations.
The bread looked and tasted delicious and was a great experience not only for the students, but for the teachers too.
Sarah Childe, Brunswick East Primary School
Thank you so much for the bread making class, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Since then we have made a few loaves and it is so easy.
Our potato bread was great and all our family loved it. The grandchildren were most impressed that Granny and Papa could make such tasty bread.
We are still deciding which bread is our favourite as they all taste beautiful, in the top few are the wholemeal seeded bread sliced thinly with avocado, roast beef or smoked salmon and home grown tomatoes on top just delicious, the potato bread and the rye bread.
I am going to purchase some bread tins today but really I like the rustic look and so simple.
Thank you for the photos and thank you once again for all your knowledge we will certainly be making all our bread from now.
What a wonderful present to be given to us. (Bread Making Gift Voucher from daughter)
Have a great day
Sandy and Ross Henderson, Essendon
Andie had a wonderful time at the party and the feedback from the other girls and their parents has been extremely positive and so many have mentioned how delicious the bread was and what a fantastic idea the whole concept is. We can’t wait to make our own organic pizzas during the school holidays!
Deborah, Box Hill
Thank you for a wonderful afternoon. You are a great instructor and also made it such fun as well as fulfilling. One of the best gifts I have ever received for sure. (Bread Making Gift voucher from daughter)
We have not bought any bread since and we certainly enjoy making our loaves as much as eating them! Can’t be doing too much wrong because our friends and family enjoy the breads we make too! Thanks again Vesna, we wish you all the best and will have no hesitation recommending you to any interested party.
Jill, East Malvern
I just wanted to pass on my thanks for such a terrific, informative, fun and delicious lesson!
It was very interesting to learn the different processes and techniques of bread making and tasting all the beautiful varieties. The fried bread was incredible and the olive bread, cinnamon scrolls and rosemary foccacia just delicious.
I can see how bread making can become addictive! It was such a unique thing to do for a “hen’s party” but such a perfect fit for the bride-to-be, her friends and family.
Thank you kindly once again, Vesna. You were an absolute pleasure to work with and thank you for making my sister’s special day so memorable. All the best with future classes – I thoroughly recommend anyone thinking of having one to do so. Delicious!
Thankyou so much Vesna for a great class, we had lots of fun and learnt a lot. Testimony to your excellent lesson was that we managed to make lovely bread at home in the following week following your recipes and suggestions. Delicious!
Happy to send through photos of our efforts if you would like them
I wanted to thank you for a fantastic morning. The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt a lot. Thank you for making the gluten free bread. The two girls thought it was delicious and nearly ate it all!
It is a wonderful program you run and I know some of the flyers have already been taken by staff.
Kerry Irvine, Year 2 teacher, Korowa AGS Glen Iris
Thank you very much for visiting the Fintona Guides! I have heard some fantastic comments from parents, and the other leaders and I were also very impressed with the incursion. It sounds like the girls had a fantastic time! It was great to see them using fresh ingredients and being taught many components of the bread making process as well.
Nicole, Fintona Girl Guides Leader
My daughter made the yummiest hot cross buns today with your incursion at Camp Australia holiday program at North Essendon Primary. She loved learning about the special ingredients and how to make the buns. Many thanks.
I just wanted to let you know that the staff said the incursion you conducted with the children was fabulous. They said you were really engaging with the children and that they really enjoyed the experience.
We would love for you to make hot cross buns with us in the April school holidays.
Trish Vercoe | Children’s Programs Coordinator
Caulfield Recreation Centre
Thankyou! The girls all had a fabulous time and there was much excitement as we handed out the bread (Birthday Party). Thanks very much for your perseverance with such a large group.
It was a great learning experience for the whole family and has opened our eyes to the world of bread making.
Thanks again for a great day. Everyone at our family get-together the next day was very impressed and said that all the bread was delicious. Thank goodness they were able to help us eat all the bread we made!
We made the ciabatta recipe with the biga and using the fresh yeast you brought us. We did tweak the recipe by using 1/2 wholemeal flour and adding grains and malted oats – very delicious.
The thing that we liked most about our lesson was getting a better understanding of how the ingredients can react together in different circumstances, and therefore having the confidence to go off-recipe and have a good result. It was a great father-daughter activity.
Tony & Rebecca, Surrey Hills
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