Kids love to cook! That’s why this Bread In A Bag Recipe is perfect for your kids to make delicious, homemade bread. I am usually the bread baker, but one day I was busier than usual, so I thought, “Why not let the little kids make the bread today?” They thought it was a great idea too!
Bread in A Bag Recipe
- Gallon-Sized Resealable Bag
- 3 Cups Flour + More for dusting surface
- 3 Tbsp. Sugar
- 2 1/4 tsp. Yeast
- 1 Cup Warm Water
- 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 1/2 tsp. Salt
First, the kids gathered up the ingredients. I gave them a simple bread recipe to use instead of the recipe I usually make and it turned out great.
Then they each got a gallon-sized resealable bag and put 1 cup of flour into it. Next, they added 3 Tbsp. of sugar, 2 1/4 tsp. yeast, and 1 cup of warm (not hot) water. Then the fun part: Squishing the bag!
They squished the bag until the ingredients were blended and then let it rest for about 10 minutes. Next they added 3 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, and one more cup of flour to the bag. They squished the bag for a few more minutes, then added another cup of flour and squished again.
Then they squeezed the dough out of the bag onto a lightly floured surface and kneaded the dough for about 10 minutes.
They then shaped the dough into loaves and put them into greased loaf pans. We covered the pans with a towel and let it rise in a warm place (on top of our stove) for an hour, when it had risen to the top of the pan.
Then, we baked the bread at 375°F for 30 minutes. We let it cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack, and then took the loaves out of the pans and placed the loaves on the wire racks. We rubbed the top of the loaves with a stick of butter and allowed the loaves to cool completely before slicing and eating.