Dough you want to try mak­ing bread?

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Tonight’s Tv -

AN eigh­teenth cen­tury water­mill will grind into ac­tion as part of a bread­mak­ing and milling dis­play this week­end.

Sacrewell Farm and Coun­try Cen­tre’s water­mill is al­ways in op­er­a­tion, but it’s this week­end that it gets to shine and show off what it can do.

With the big wa­ter­wheel turn­ing pro­vid­ing power for wheat to be ground into flour and vis­i­tors be­ing able to make bread; chil­dren and adults alike can have fun while learn­ing about an im­por­tant and now for­got­ten, tra­di­tional, farm­ing method.

Jane Page, one of Sacrewell Farm’s rangers be­lieves it’s very im­por­tant to keep our tra­di­tions alive.

She said: “Mak­ing bread is a ba­sic skill ev­ery­one should know about, and tak­ing part is the best way to learn!

and Coun­try Cen­tre. We’ve had some imag­i­na­tive cre­ations in the past, from bread cats and dogs to bread trac­tors.”

Over the past cou­ple of years, peo­ple have be­come in­creas­ingly aware of sav­ing money and with the in­creased price of raw in­gre­di­ents such as sugar, flour and eggs shop bought cakes and bread have be­come more ex­pen­sive. Sacrewell Farm, sit­u­ated just off the A1 to the north of Peter­bor­ough, is ex­pect­ing a great in­ter­est in their demon­stra­tions, which gives peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to fol­low the en­tire process of bread-mak­ing, from grow­ing the wheat to light­ing the oven.

The demon­stra­tions run both to­mor­row and Sun­day and al­low ev­ery­one to have a go at bak­ing their own bread in the mill’s old bak­ery and then the op­por­tu­nity to taste their own cre­ations.

As well as bread-mak­ing, there will be lots of fun on Sacrewell Farm, in­clud­ing trac­tor rides, an­i­mal feed­ing and the shire-horse cen­tre, all of which aim to ed­u­cate the gen­eral pub­lic on agri­cul­tural prac­tises.

The cen­tre is open ev­ery day from 9.30am to 5pm. En­try costs £6.50 for adults, £5.50 se­niors, £4.85 chil­dren, and a fam­ily ticket is avail­able for £19.95.

To find out more, call 01780 782254, or visit www. sacrewell.org.uk

TRA­DI­TIONAL SKILLS: Break­mak­ing at Sacrewell Farm

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