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Good morning!
 
We'd love you to join us for our weekly "Clever Cooking" food and recipe group, taking place on Zoom at 6 PM (UK) this evening (the 13th of May). This week Liam will be demonstrating bread making. 
 
The session will walk you through the basics of making bread, from mixing and kneading your dough to shaping it into a loaf and baking. Many people think bread making is quite complicated, but in fact its an easy and incredibly rewarding process, as we hope this session will show!
 
Liam will be demonstrating some of these techniques live, so if you’d like to follow along at home you’ll need some strong white bread flour (plain will work in a pinch) and some instant yeast. You’ll also need a large mixing bowl (the biggest you own!) and some weighing scales if you have them. We’ve included the ingredients for the recipe below, so you might like to make a head start by weighing out your ingredients ahead of time if you’re planning on following along!
 
You can join us via Zoom from 6 PM (UK time) at https://zoom.us/j/227981901. You can also join us by telephone by calling +44 203 481 5240 and entering meeting ID 227 981 901 when prompted.

A few people have reported having difficulties following the links in our emails (this may be due to the software we use to send them). If the link doesn't work for you, the link at 
braillists.org/staysafe should.

You can also enter meeting ID 227 981 901 in your Zoom client to join the meeting manually. 
 
We are planning on recording tonight's session to make an audio recipe available in future, but we won’t be recording any audience questions.

 
BREAD INGREDIENTS 
 
You will need the following ingredients:
 
  • 500G Strong White bread flour (if you can't find bread flour, plain flour will work in a pinch)
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 7 tbsp Sugar
  • Instant dried yeast (in sachets if possible)
  • 150ml Water
  • 150ml Milk
  • 3tbsp Olive or vegetable oil
 
And the following equipment: 
 
  • A large mixing bowl (the biggest bowl you own!)
  • Accessible weighing scales (If you don't have scales you will still be able to make bread as long as you know how much flour you're starting with)
  • A jug 
  • A glass or cup 
  • A wooden spoon 
  • A tablespoon 
  • A teaspoon 
  • A clean tea towel  
  • A baking sheet 
  • A timer (I use my phone!)
  • A cooling rack (optional) 
 
BRAILLISTS SURVEY
 
We've been running Zoom meetings for seven weeks now, and would love to know what our community has though of them, and what people want from us going forward! That's why we've created a short survey (it's accessible and takes less than 10 minutes to complete) to gather peoples thoughts.

As a bonus, we'll be entering all survey respondents into a draw to win a £10 (or local currency equivalent) Amazon voucher. We'll be announcing the winner on the 15th of May.

You can complete the survey at 
https://forms.gle/CkZfBLdNWHgEsSGh9.

 
LATER THIS WEEK
 
On Friday the 15th of May at 6 PM our Stay Safe Stay Connected session will return with Brian McDonald, president of the National Braille Press in Boston, USA. He’ll be talking to us about how COVID-19 has affected Braille production, and how organisations like his are working to overcome these difficulties.

Our Braille for beginners group will return on Monday the 18th of May. This week we’ll be continuing to learn about basic contractions. 

 
A NOTE ON TIME DIFFERENCES
 
Please note 6PM UK time is 18:00 UTC. Please check the local time carefully if you are joining us from outside the UK! 
 
 
With warm regards, 
 
The Braillists Team 
 
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