PRESENT DAY MOMS

Homemade Bread

Emily DaFoe
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It’s surprising HOW EASY bread is to make. I don’t know about you, but my family goes through a minimum of 2 loaves of bread a week. So when we discovered this easy, fun, and simple recipe, it was a game-changer. 

I recommend washing your kid’s hands first (before getting started), and if you have an apron, throw that on them too - as this activity gets a little MESSY!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 24 oz water

  • 3 teaspoons salt

  • 5 cups unbleached organic all-purpose flour

  • 1.5 teaspoons instant yeast

TIME

10 minutes to make (approx 90 mins to rise + 40 min to bake)

METHOD

STEP 1: 

Combine water and yeast into a bowl and stir the ingredients until the yeast has thoroughly mixed with the water.

STEP 2: 

Add the flour and salt to your water/yeast mix and allow your kid(s) to mix the ingredients together with their hands. Once everything has been mixed through, let the contents sit for 30 minutes.

STEP 3: 

Then sprinkle some flour onto your countertops or XL chopping board, and knead the bread for approximately 5-10 minutes. You may need a metal dough scraper to keep the dough from sticking to your countertops. Use this as another opportunity for your kids to ‘play’ with the dough. 

STEP 4: 

Place the dough back into your bowl, cover with a dry tea towel, and let it sit for 90 minutes. 

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STEP 5: 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 

After 90 minutes you will find that your mix has doubled in size. Take the dough out of the bowl and using the metal dough scraper to divide it into two balls. Place each dough ball onto a greased baking pan and cut a criss-cross over the top of your dough. 

STEP 5: 

Bake in the oven for approximately 30-40 minutes, until there is a golden-brown crust. Eat the bread hot or cold ( My personal favorite is warm baked bread with melted butter and honey - YUMMO ). 

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