This summer I am going to have a fun little series for you – Kids Can Cook. Summer is a great time to spend some time in the kitchen with your kids. Hopefully your schedules are a little slower and you can take advantage of that by spending some fun time in the kitchen.
A few summers ago I held a Kids Cooking Camp at my home and it was so much fun. Kids love to cook if we just give them a chance!
So throughout the summer I will share with you some fun recipes and tips for cooking with your kids because Kids Can Cook!
Our first recipe is for Bread in a Bag. This is a fun activity/recipe we did at my cooking camp a few years ago. The kids LOVED it!
I enlisted three of the cutest little girls who just happen to be sisters from church to come and play with me in the kitchen.
Tip One: Make sure the recipe is readable and accessible. I covered my table with parchment paper and then wrote the ingredients on the paper so the girls could easily see it. Also, have all the ingredients out and easy to reach.
Making bread was a great way to teach the girls the right way to measure flour – I prefer the scoop and level method.
The first step was to put a cup of flour into their bag.
They then added the sugar, yeast and water. We learned a little about yeast and what it does and how it is important for your water to be the right temperature.
Then they zipped up their bags and smooshed it all together until the flour was all mixed it.
We then let it rest for 10 minutes so their yeast could activate and they went out in the backyard and played for a bit.
We then added some olive oil, salt and more flour into the bag.
And then smooshed some more!
They then turned their dough out onto the table and kneaded it until smooth with a little bit extra flour.
Tip Two: Don’t expect perfection. The important thing is that they have fun. Their loaves weren’t perfectly shaped but it didn’t matter. They still tasted the same!
We greased mini loaf pans and each girl got two mini loaves out of one recipe.
We then let them rise. Because we used rapid rise yeast it didn’t take long – about 20-30 minutes.
Tip Three: Embrace the mess. Kids will be messy and you will end up with flour all over the table and floor but they are going to have fun and so will you! Enjoy it. The mess will clean up quickly but the memories will last a long time!!
The bread then bakes for about 25 minutes or so when making a mini loaf.
Then the next part is the best – ENJOY your bread! The girls were so excited and proud of themselves – can’t you just see it in their cute little faces!
All that was left to do was EAT!
For another fun Kids Can Cook idea check out Ice Cream in a Bag
For more Kids Can Cook ideas check out these.
Recipe adapted from allrecipes.
Original article and pictures take http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/bread-bag/ site