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Thursday April 28, 2016


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By Nikki Papatsoumas

More than a dozen locals gathered at the Strathmore Park Community Centre for the first of four free baking classes last Thursday. The classes will run from the centre over the next three Thursday’s and will allow locals a chance to learn to bake, help out and enjoy freshly made homemade baking. Project coordinator for the Strathmore Park Community Centre, Lisa Matthews, said the fi rst session was super fun and busy. She said while around half a dozen people kept busy in the

kitchen, a group of hungry locals waited patiently for fresh baking. The class focused on making raisin and date scones and Anzac biscuits – in commemoration of Anzac weekend. Lisa said cooking classes had been in the pipeline for a while and it was great to finally be able to offer them to the community, free of charge. “People wanted to learn to cook and learn to cook different things and we talk about that a lot. “We started with baking because we felt like it was an easy thing to start with and of course it’s the school holidays,” Lisa said. “We want to get people to think

about making things at home – they don’t have to be expensive and they are really tasty.” If baking classes proved successful Lisa said they would look at offering other classes and there had been a particular interest from the community around ethnic food. “Also with our vegetable garden, I would love to look at ways to use things we have grown.”  Members of the Strathmore Park community are invited to take part in Let’s Bake: A series of baking fun. The classes will take place on Thursday April 28 and Thursday May 5 and 12 from 10am to midday. Kids are welcome with a whanau member.

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