Kids love to knead and punch the dough to make perfect
Remember to supervise your children whilst they are
500g / 1lb 2oz Strong white bread flour
1¼ teaspoon salt
1½ teaspoon bread yeast
2 teaspoon sugar
300ml / 10fl oz water
NOTE: A bread tin is good but the dough can
simply be placed on a baking tray.
Before cooking make sure everyone
washes their hands!
CHILD - Put the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a largish bowl
and mix all the ingredients together well. Hands will do a fine
CHILD - Slowly
add the water to the mixture and blend it in.
When all the water is added, continue mixing with your hands for
5 minutes more. Place the dough on a floured surface.
CHILD - Knead
the dough (see below) for 10 more minutes. Separate some of the
dough and make three 10cm (4in) rolls from the dough. Fit the
rest of the dough into the oiled bread tin or on an oiled baking
To knead dough, place it on a floured surface,
flatten it out. Fold it in half towards you then flatten it again
with the palms of your hand. Repeat. For kids, just let them bash at
it, fold it in half and carry on bashing. Our bread turned out fine
doing just that!
may need some help from you. Plait the three rolls of dough as
shown in the picture.
CHILD - Cover
the dough with a wet tea towel (to stop the surface drying) and
place it somewhere at room temperature away from draughts. Two
hours later the dough will have doubled in size and be ready for
YOU: Preheat the oven to 230°C / 450°F. Put the dough in middle
of the oven for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven when the top is a
light golden brown.
ALL THE FAMILY -
Eat. Delicious with just butter, but even better with jam or
will discover why it's said,
Nothing is tastier than fresh bread!