Learning about the art of bread-baking

At UWC Robert Bosch College, learning outside the classroom also takes place through our CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) program. Often student-led and happening on a weekly basis, these activities allow students to expand their social or creative skills, learn something new or share their knowledge or passion with peers. We currently offer around 80 activities for students to choose from.  

The CAS “Baking Bread” provides a wonderful opportunity for the participants to expand their culinary skills by exploring the art of baking various types of bread. Throughout the course, the members are taught how to bake a range of bread, such as sourdough bread, bagels, and croissants. They are also introduced to the process of creating their sourdough starter, which requires consistent care and attention each week. 

Each session of the CAS brings in new and exciting learning experiences. The group experiments with different grains and techniques to create a diverse range of loaves of bread. As a result, the participants gain an in-depth understanding of the unique characteristics of different bread types and their associated eating traditions. 

Through the course, the members of the CAS not only learn how to bake bread but also gain valuable skills such as patience, consistency, and attention to detail. These skills are crucial for any aspiring baker as they require an understanding of how to work with different ingredients and baking techniques to achieve the perfect loaf of bread. Overall, the CAS “Baking Bread” is an incredibly enriching experience that provides the participants with a newfound appreciation for the art of baking and the culture surrounding breadmaking.