Let's end awareness month with a bang & have some fun of course!
Mama came up with the amazing idea to raise awareness about mental health in a fun & inventive way. We would love for you to get involved!
Right now may be stormy but it doesn’t rain forever .
To end mental health awareness month & hop on the Daily Mail's focaccia trend of creating lovely pics out of veggies I wanted to add a new take.
This Morning featured amazing breads people had decorated with trees and flowers but we all know our mental health is being tested right now, so wanted add our own sparkle to this trend.
Being the queen of positivity.
To lighten the mood & hit the fun switch ‘ON’. Grab your focaccia, use your veggies ( yes get that 5 a day in!) Create a face with a thought bubble representing the million & one thoughts we are all having RIGHT NOW. To showcase you art & show yourself you are NOT ALONE. We are all here cheering each other on.
Use the hashtag #focacciafaces when posting your works of art.
Most importantly, get friends and family involved & have a laugh . Make your own focaccia or buy a base. It’s the art that is the message.
NEED A RECIPE?
BBC Good Food - full recipe: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/focaccia
500g strong bread flour, plus extra for dusting
7g dried fast action yeast
2 tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp flaky sea salt
Tip the flour into a large mixing bowl. Mix the yeast into one side of the flour, and the fine salt into the other side. Then mix everything together, this initial seperation prevents the salt from killing the yeast.
Make a well in the middle of the flour and add 2 tbsp oil and 350-400ml lukewarm water, adding it gradually until you have a slightly sticky dough (you may not need all the water). Sprinkle the work surface with flour and tip the dough onto it, scraping around the sides of the bowl. Kneed for 5-10 mins until your dough is soft and less sticky. Put the dough into a clean bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave to prove for 1 hr until doubled in size.
Oil a rectangle, shallow tin (25 x 35cm). Tip the dough onto the work surface, then stretch it to fill the tin. Cover with a tea towel and leave to prove for another 35-45 mins.
Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Press your fingers into the dough to make dimples. Mix together 1½ tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp water and the flaky salt and drizzle over the bread. Push sprigs of rosemary into the dimples in the dough.
Bake for 20 mins until golden. Whilst the bread is still hot, drizzle over 1-2 tbsp olive oil. Cut into squares and serve warm or cold with extra olive oil, if you like.
The winner will be picked by Two Cent Pizzas. An amazing local Lancashire business, I love!
1) SOPHIE I DON'T EAT BREAD: you can use any base, it is the art that matters. This can be using gluten free wraps for example, mash potato into a cake tin & then create your face on top.
2) I DON'T WANT TO EAT IT, IT WILL BE WASTED: brighten the days of your neighbours with your kindness and leave some on their door step for them to enjoy.
3) I DON'T HAVE INSTAGRAM: that is okay, feel free to email your MASTERPIECES to firstname.lastname@example.org & they will be forwarded onn to Two Cent Pizzas.
YOU HAVE UNTIL SUNDAY 31ST MAY, WHEN THE WINNER WILL BE SHOUTED OUT.
GOOD LUCK, GET CREATING.
Can't wait to see your masterpieces.