Rolling out the dough

Grey went over each step of making a loaf of bread, including how to handle the yeast, measuring and even making pretzels or a twisted loaf of bread. To the students' delight, she also showed them some tricks about how to make cinnamon rolls, and taught them to cut the rolls using dental floss to keep the sides flat.

The final products would be the result of some hard work at home, though.

Grey said the King Arthur Flour company has been providing educational demonstrations for 12 years and has visited 70 schools. She said the company has been teaching people to bake for 200 years, and began during the George Washington administration. It is based in Vermont.

The King Arthur Flour Life Skills Bread Baking Program visits schools across all over the country and has taught more than 100,000 children how to bake bread, according to information from the company.

This was the first time the Loudonville Elementary has participate in the event.

"Human beings have been baking bread for some 10,000 years," said King Arthur Flour Board of Trustees Chairman Frank Sands in a statement. "But these days, fewer people are baking at home, so the tradition isn't being handed down. We want to pass on this traditional life skill to the next generation, so they can nourish themselves with healthy home-baked bread for the rest of their lives."


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