Bread making with kids
I love Baking and I enjoy teaching my kids to follow a recipe and bake something delicious they can eat. I've always been a fan of Lorraine Pascale and the programs she's presented, her bakes always inspire me. I have a couple of her books at home and many of the bakes from this book "Baking Made Easy' are super simple even to do with kids.
I actually blogged about this bake a long time ago on my old blog, but its such a great recipe I thought I would share here. The recipe is from page 30 'bread Sticks'.
baking bread is so much fun with kids.
Often we bake in one large bowl with a double batch of whatever it is we are making, but on this occasion I thought it would be fun to let them loose with their own bowl and weigh out their own ingredients. This went down well with my older two, but for Joshua he certainly needed some help.
Getting your kids to measure and add ingredients themselves gives them real confidence and a sense of achievement.
It might seem like a small thing to us but being in control of their own bake is huge for them.
Caleb really enjoyed getting his hands in the mixture and making his dough, Joshua on the other hand was not so keen.
But he did enjoy adding all of his ingredients.
Kneading the dough is definitely the fun part, we had a bit of classic FM on to get us going.
Then we were all ready to get making our dough shapes, we had so much dough since we had three batches going on, we decided to make bread rolls as well as bread sticks.
We cut each batch into twelve and got shaping.
The good thing about this recipe is that you only need to leave the dough to rise once and only for about 30 minutes, so its quick and fast rewarding for kids.
We covered our dough with oiled cling film and a light tea towel and left in a warm place.
We then baked for about 20 minutes.
The results were fantastic and we enjoyed these rolls for our lunch along with some butter ham and cheese. The kids loved them.
In the evening we had some of the bread sticks warmed through again in the oven with Olive oil and balsamic vinegar, which was a great accompaniment to our pasta dish.
I hope this blog inspires you to get baking some bread with your kids, its brilliant fun and so rewarding and the best part is your house will be filled with the smell of baked bread.
In the summer holidays it can be hard to know how to keep kids entertained especially on those typical British wet rainy days.
So why not get stocked up today with the ingredients, so you have all you need for a rainy day, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the forecast looks pretty rainy this week so be prepared.
Here is a link to Lorraine Pascale's book
Happy Monday everyone.