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Kneading the Way, Care Home Residents Celebrate Real Bread Week

Staff and residents at Barchester’s Magnolia Court care home in Golders Green had a fantastic time celebrating Real Bread Week, surely one of the best weeks of the year!

Over the course of the week, overseen by head chef Crischan Dumaquita, staff and residents have kneaded, proven and baked a selection of different breads from granary loaves and floury batches, breadsticks and pretzels, croissants and pain au chocolat, to brioche, sourdough, ciabatta and focaccia. All different types of breads were attempted, some more successful than others, but all were a great source of fun and anticipation to see the outcome of their collective baking efforts.

General Manager, Octavian Stanciu said: “It wasn’t just the residents that were excited when we found out there was a Real Bread Week, the eyes of the staff lit up too! Who doesn’t love freshly baked bread?  We have all had a great time trying out new recipes and adding different flavours and ingredients, we’ll be applying for Bake Off next!”

Bill, resident at Magnolia said: “It was the first time I have ever baked bread, it was great fun and so rewarding when a loaf rises properly and turns out well.  It has to be the best smell on earth! So delicious warm with lots of butter. I have eaten so much delicious fresh bread this week, I think this has to be one of my favourite celebrations.”