Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Great Baking Day / 4 Simple Goals Update

In 2004 producers of eggs, flour, sugar etc. launched a common initiative The Great Baking Day (Den store bagedag) in Denmark - it was to take place on the Thursday of week 42 (week 42 is the fall vacation for Danish school kids), and its aim was to gather the whole family in a non stressing environment while baking.

The initiative was welcomed by a lot of families that were stressed about having to entertaining their kids during this vacation week, and can you think of anything nicer than bringing the family together around homebaked goods an enjoying the flavours with coffe, tea or cocao. This has now become a yearly event.

As a "teaser" to this day with the family, kids are encouraged to bake some cakes and sell them in small pieces - Bake for a Cause - the profit is donated to the Danish organisation for children's wellfare, thus enabling the kids to support other kids in Denmark that are less fortunate. I think it is a great way to learn kids to support less fortunate people.

Well today is Thursday of week 42 - so this has definately inspired me to either bake bread or a cake, have yet to decide on a recipe. Once again my chance to do something about my 4 simple goals while keeping a tradition alive - well I might not have kids, but it is the baking that is in focus today.

1 comment:

Scientific Housewife said...

How cool! I love baking :)