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Nyewood CE Infant School

Smiling, Caring and Learning Together on a Journey with God

Thursday 9th April

Hi, its Mrs Macrae today.

It has been very strange being at school without everyone being there. I bet you are all growing fast with all this nice weather, I know my son is! I hope you are making your own fun at home, I have been looking at all the photos your parents have been sending us. I have been busy at home  with my children, helping them do their school work. With this nice weather I have decided to paint our fence, but it seems that I got as much paint on me as I did the fence!  I have also been busy cooking and trying out new recipes. The photo is of my fruit loaf. It is very easy to make, and I wonder if any of you could try and make some and post us some pictures of your loaves.


Fruit Bread

  • 500g plain flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 50g vegetarian suet, or about 30 ml of oil

  • 200g dried fruit (sultanas, raisins, or whatever you have at home)

  • 1 orange, zest only

  • 1 lemon, zest only

  • 400ml buttermilk (or just normal milk with a tablespoon of lemon juice added, and leave to stand for 5 minutes)


  • Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7 and line a baking tray with baking paper.

  • Put the flour, salt, sugar, bicarb, suet, dried fruit and citrus zest into a bowl and mix really well.

  • Make a little well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk (and oil if you are using it), using a palette knife to bring the mixture together. Tip it out onto a work surface and gently bring the dough together, without kneading it – you don’t want to overwork it.

  • Place the dough onto the prepared baking tray and flatten it down, then use a sharp knife to make four cuts all the way through, to create eight triangles. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

  • When the bread comes out of the oven, leave it to cool on a rack for 15 minutes (if you can resist the urge not to eat it straight away!)

  • To serve, pull away the triangular wedges of warm bread and spread them with butter.

  • We love seeing everything that you have been doing at home, keep it up.

A riddle for today:

What goes up but never comes back down?


Your age!

I hope you all have a lovely Easter and can't wait to see pictures of what you have been up to. 

Keep your selves safe and be kind and helpful to your family.

Love Mrs Macrae