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Monkeys but no spiders as children learn about bread

Rita Delgado supervised a bread-making class at the D.M. Hunt Library on Thursday, Aug. 15. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

FALLS VILLAGE — Rita Delgado got her breadmaking group’s attention at the beginning of the session on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 15, at the David M. Hunt Library.

She brought out freshly baked dinner rolls and butter and everybody ate first.

Then the 10 or so children and four or five parents (the situation was fluid) settled in for a lesson in making what Delgado called “monkey bread”: balls of flour coated in butter, sugar and cinnamon.

The children got to try their hands at mixing up flour and water, and adding yeast.

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