Kaci Ernest’s Food and Nutrition classes at Zachary High School are often busy cooking delicious dishes. Last week, they combined their cooking and artistry skills while learning about yeast bread and researching focaccia, a classic Italian flatbread rich in olive oil and flavored with fragrant herbs. Students made focaccia bread, using vegetables to make their bread into works of art.
Over a few days, the students used their creativity to sketch out designs and decide which vegetables they would use. They pre-cut their vegetables and made their dough. The next day they panned their dough, laid out the vegetables in their chosen design, and placed them on the dough to be baked.
Once their bread was baked, the result was beautiful, edible art. The finale was using their focaccia to make paninis with ham or turkey and cheese.