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grainchain.com is a curriculum linked education resource for teachers and parents to inform school-aged children about the story of grain-based food - from the farm to mill to plate. Find tailored teaching materials, worksheets, videos, quizzes, recipes and activities about farming, milling and baking.

Welcome to the Grain Chain - resources and fun activities all about grain


Grain Chain - for Teachers

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resources and

lesson ideas for
primary and
secondary school
teachers to explore
agriculture, the food
industry and healthy eating. 

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Grain Chain - For Families
Fun activities and
games for parents

to introduce their
children to wheat
farming and processing
to help them understand
where their food comes from.

Find fun things to make and do for the whole family

Grain Chain Blog with tips and lesson plans for teachers about grain and healthy food.

St Patricks Day: Soda bread for the classroom

Sunday, March 16, 2014

St Patricks Day is almost upon us. Grasp this opportunity to explore more about the science behind raising agents and their function within baking.

Irish soda bread uses bicarbonate of soda to make it rise. The buttermilk used in the traditional recipe enhances the raising process, though other milks and cultures also work. Why not experiment and see which combinations work best - buttermilk, sour cream or yogurt? Our recipe uses milk and lemon juice.

For more information on the science of baking

For soda bread recipes



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