Harriet, Catherine and Deanne | Day 2

Our course was due to start at 9am. At 8am all ingredients and the oven were still on the back of the pick up truck. No need to stress Patrick and Jonas can work miracles in a very short space of time.


We met our lovely six ladies and set too. Today we made a Traditional Cottage Loaf and all loaves rose to perfection and the ladies very much enjoyed the experience. We discussed setting up baking from home and how they could earn an income from this and will discuss this at length later in the week.
The bread was taken home. They had never seen bread making like this and were excited to see the proven bread rise. Their homework was to do a bit of market research and to share their bread with family and friends and to see if they can drum up some potential business.
Tomorrow we have discovered it is Cecile’s birthday and while we are waiting for the Rwandan Honey Bread to rise we will show them how to make a birthday cake.

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Harriet, Catherine and Deanne | Day 1

TIA – This is Africa.

Our plan was to meet Patrick and Jonas with everything we needed for our baking course and head straight off to Kamembe.



Several hours later and a trying experience of shopping and packing Rwandan style we finally left Kigali.


We were up against time as we could see Patrick was not comfortable with the reliability of his “love machine” rental pickup or driving in the dark. Both elements came to pass. We finally arrived in Kamembe after several break downs, virtually no visibility and fog and to be honest several moments of hysteria from the British passengers! BUT we are here safe and sound and well done to Patrick for getting us here in one piece.