How To Make Bread In A Bag

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

Ingredients:

  • 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
  • Butter

Directions:

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.

bread ingredients

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!

mixing the bread dough

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.

kneading the dough

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.

dough in pans

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.

baked bread

DELICIOUS!!!

Memorial Day Cake

This Monday is Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor those that fought for our freedom and gave the ultimate sacrifice. It is also a time to get together with family and friends to enjoy the life that we have with them.

My girls love to bake, so every Memorial Day they bake their favorite cake and let the little kids decorate it like a U.S. flag. First, they frost it with Cool Whip:

Cool Whip on Cake

Then, they put blueberries in the left top corner:

blueberries on cake

Strawberries become red stripes:

strawberries

Bananas are the white stripes. The little kids LOVE being able to be a part of making this delicious cake!

U.S. Flag Cake