Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bread in a Bag

This is a great project for kids of all ages and is one that is good for a wintery day. It is can be done at
 4-H, Girl and Boy Scouts meetings and Vacation Bible School. The bags help to reduce the mess and makes it easier for small hands. Of course there is still some mess, but that is what makes baking bread fun.  I enlisted two young neighbor girls to be my assistants and help demonstrate.
Thank you L and A.

 3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp yeast
1 Tblsp and 1/2 tsp oil
1 Tblsp plus 1/2 tsp packed brown sugar
1 Tblsp plus 1/2 tsp dry milk
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup plus 3 1/2 tblsp warm water

an additional 1 cup flour

Good quality large plastic bags, cannot not express the importance of good bags. The ingredients can be measured out and put in small baggies before doing with a group. It is easier to measure out the oil and water for each person as they mix the dough.

Combine first  6 ingredients add warm water. Squeeze air out of bag and seal bag.
Mix ingredients by working bag with fingers until all ingredients are completely blended.
Add the other 1 cup of flour. Remove air from bag and reseal. Continue mixing until well mixed and dough pulls away from bag.
Posted by PicasaTurn dough out onto floured surface. Flour your hands and knead for a few minutes. Sprinkle small amounts on dough if it is too sticky. Cover dough with bag and let dough rest for 10 minutes.

I let my assistants mold their dough any way they wanted. The dough can be divided in half to make small loafs or divide into small balls to make rolls. I have used small foil pans and sent the dough home to rise and bake.

Their creations baked beautifully and I was impressed by their designs.

I will be posting this to Gold Star Wednesday's, This Week's Cravings, Foodie Friday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tuesday's at the Table, What's Cooking Wednesday
Fun for Kids Friday


  1. Nothing better than bread! What a fun thing to do when you are snowed in at home!

  2. Neat!!! I may have to try that for a homeschool project.

  3. What a fun project. I wish I'd have known about this when I was a den mother. The boys would have loved this.

  4. I baby sit my grandchildren in the summer. We're snowbirds in the winter and I'm so anxious to do this with them. Great post.

  5. Looks very tasty and fun to make.

  6. My girls would have lots of fun with that. Thanks for sharing this for What's Cooking Wednesday.

  7. This is brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! Such a great project to do with kiddos! :-)

  8. Thanks so much for linking to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS. Cute activity for kids. Make sure to come back next week and link-up for Romantic Meal Ideas.