Chicken and vegetable soup with Homemade Bread

Today the group wanted to make soup so we thought it would be great to make our own bread rolls to.

First we made the Dough by mixing strong flour, fast acting yeast, salt, water and a little olive oil in a bowl.


We then kneaded the dough for 10 minutes until it came together in a smooth ball. The group members enjoyed working with their hands and seeing the dough transform.

We then let the dough rest for an hour, before kneading the dough again.

Teaching how to work the dough.

We then rolled the dough into balls and left to rest for 20 minutes before baking in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Then for the soup we cooked some chicken thighs in the oven and everyone chose some vegetables which they would like in the soup. We chose garlic, onion, celery, carrots, broccoli, sweetcorn and spinach. We cooked the garlic and onion in a little oil then added carrots and celery and let them cook until soft.
After a few minutes we added some stock and the cooked shredded chicken and the rest of the vegetables. We let this simmer for half an hour before serving with the bread rolls.

Everyone loved the soup, it was tasty and healthy. The bread rolls were lots of fun to make and complimented the soup perfectly. 

Code of Ball

The group this week went over their Code of Conduct that they produced last week. The Code of Conduct covers all aspects of the dance session from Listening to teacher, respecting each other, what to wear to class and how to behave. The code of Conduct also covers the rules for when the group are on the minibus, this includes rules such as not distracting the driver and always wearing a seat belt.

We also discussed the consequences of rule breaking so everyone in the group is clear about what  happens if a rule is broken. We made sure everyone agreed with the rules and we all signed contracts of agreement.
We did this to make sure the dance class is a positive and productive environment where everyone stays respectful and focused.