Bread in a Bag

Once again, I am attempting to cook with my toddler. I thought he would have so much fun with this activity but I don’t think he cared for it much. Also our yeast was old and we couldn’t find any yeast in the store so the buns didn’t rise as much as I wanted them too.  This recipe is quick and fun but I do prefer making bread in a bowl. It is much easier to make.

Like most bread recipes, you need flour, yeast, sugar, water and oil or butter.

In a bag, combine the yeast and sugar and about 1 cup flour.

Add to the warm water to this bag.

Seal the bag and remove the air.  Have your toddler shake the bag or place it on the table and have them mix it by squishing the liquid around.

Let the bag and yeasties rest for 10 minutes.  You should start seeing some bubbles form in the bag.

While the bag is resting, mix together the rest of the flour and salt.  After 10 minutes, pour 1 cup of flour and melted butter in the bag.

Seal, and mix again. then add the remaining cup of flour and mix again.

Dump out the dough ball and knead for 5-10 minutes.

Instead of a loaf, I wanted to make some dinner rolls so I cut the dough into 8 small pieces.

I rolled each dough ball into a nice round ball.

I set these aside to allow to rise for about 45 minutes.  They ended up not rising too much. I think it was because I used expired yeast.

Then I baked in a 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes.  These buns were soft and slightly sweet.  Next time I would try to let the dough rise a lot longer to see if I could get fluffier bread.  My son did have fun mixing the ingredients and squishing the dough in the bag but I think he prefers to pour things in a mixing bowl and stirring.  The bread was slightly tough to mix in the bag, so I recommend getting a large ziploc bag.

Bread in a bag: Recipe inspiration https://busytoddler.com/2018/03/make-bread-bag-kids/

  • ziploc bag
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • a pinch of salt

In a ziploc bag, combine 1 cup of flour, yeast and sugar. Mix together. To this add 1 cup of warm water. Seal the bag, removing the air and mix together. Have your toddler shake the bag or place it on the table and have them mix it by squishing the liquid around. When mixed, let the bag rest for about 10 minutes. The yeast will begin to bubble and expand.

Meanwhile mix the flour and salt together.  After the 10 minutes are up, add 1 cup of flour and the melted butter to the bag.  Again seal the bag and mix.  Finally add the remaining cup of flour and mix again.

When the dough is mixed, pour the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5-10 minutes. Add flour if needed.  Instead of a loaf, I cut the bread into 8 small pieces.  Roll each piece into a nice ball, tucking in any ends.  Set the bread in a warm location and allow the bread to rise for about 45 minutes.

Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.  Enjoy.

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