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Baking Bread with Kids

I love to find activities that are engaging for both my kids, ages 3 and 7.  Cooking and baking together is a great way to get multiple ages of kids participating and having fun!
We used this simple Maori bread recipe and it was awesome!

Baking Bread with Kids

Maori Bread

1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of dry yeast
4 cups of very warm water
Mix this together with a whisk and leave for about 15-20 minutes.
Sift 10 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of baking powder into a bowl. Use more flour if needed.
Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the sugar/yeast/water mixture.
Mix dough and let stand for 15 minutes.
Form into three loaves and put into greased loaf pans.
Leave for another 15 minutes and then put into the oven and bake for approximately 1 hour.
baking bread 1
Each kiddo got an equal amount of turns with the measuring, scooping, pouring, and stirring.
We decided to half this recipe, simply because I didn’t think I had quite that much flour!
Big girl handled the dry ingredients…
baking bread 2
And little guy handled the wet ones.
baking bread 3
They LOVED watching the yeast do it’s magic and rise.  Such a great sounding board for a science-based discussion!
breaking bread 4
We baked a loaf PLUS these rolls (love this pan!  I got it from Pampered Chef and use it all the time)!
You might notice that the above picture is missing two rolls because certain little hands couldn’t wait!
Written by Jill
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2 Comments

  • Reply Shonda

    This looks fun and easy!

    June 19, 2014 at 9:37 pm
  • Reply Naomi

    I love this idea! The kids love helping me in the kitchen, so this is a perfect way to get them involved!

    June 20, 2014 at 3:28 pm
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