Saturday, 7 June 2014

Blogging Event: 50 Days of Summer with Roberts Bakery

We were over the moon to be invited to Delamere Forest to learn about Roberts Bakery and their 50 Days of Summer campaign. We were invited to learn some new sandwich recipes.There was also story time for the children and of course we got to eat our sandwich creations after we had finished!
Me and Warren took all three kids to the event, which was very well organised and well attended by many bloggers and their families. First of all we learned a few surprising facts about bread:

Bread - here's why it's so good for you...

1. Roberts 50% White 50% Wholemeal bread contains protein, complex carbohydrates, calcium, iron and the B vitamins - thiamin, niacin and a little riboflavin.
2. Bread provides more protein, iron, B vitamins and complex carbohydrates per penny than any other food.
3. It is the major source of fibre in our diet, providing a quarter of our daily intake.
4. All white bread in the UK is fortified with calcium because of mandatory flour fortification laws.
5. It contains very little fat and virtually no sugar.

We sat an listened with interest. I could really tell that Roberts are passionate about what they do and they really did make our picnic a fantastic one. 

First of all we made some sandwiches from the recipe card provided to us. While this was going on, stories were being told under a gazebo - so Warren took the kids to play whilst me and Emily got stuck in to our sandwich making - we took our job very seriously!

First of all we made an SLT - sausage, lettuce and tomato on Roberts new 50/50 white and wholemeal bread rolls. We didn't use butter on the rolls, instead we mixed yoghurt and mayonnaise with a bit of pepper - it made a nice change from the usual. These were Alice's favourite.






The Summer Sunshine sandwich was a traffic-light inspired sandwich filled with a mixture of grated carrot, cheese and raisins.





Then came strawberries and cream! This was strawberries, rocket and cream cheese. This sounds odd, but it was actually really nice and a lovely change from usual sandwiches.





We sat with the lovely Emma who writes Farmer's Wife and Mummy.





This was the Nutty Nana - bananas, peanut butter and honey - all in the shape of a monkey's head!



And we also sat with Hayley who writes Hayley From Home.





We h=finished the day with a lovely feast of our sandwiches and sat with the kids for story time.

We had a lovely day, it was great to try Roberts bread and to meet up with some lovely blogger friends.


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