Monday, November 10, 2008

Easy Bread Recipe

I was browsing throught a website of a preschool near my place that is based on Rudolf Steiner's education method when I found an idea to spice up Chloe's life. In their daily activities, the children will make breads for their snack. I let Chloe tried with it and guess what? She make a mess all over the kitchen and was having so much fun that she keep on saying the word bread. For Chloe bread making is a wonderful sensory experience. The smell of the yeast, the stickiness of the dough, being allowed to help out and knead the dough. The anticipation as it rises. The increadible smell as it bakes. And the extra treat of that first slice hot out of the oven.


Dough -

6 cups of plain flour
1 packet of yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 cup of olive oil
2 cups of warm water
saucepan of boiling water


This is really quick and easy! In a large bowl, pour in 5 cups of the flour, the yeast, the salt and the sugar.

Stir in the warm water and the olive oil and start bringing the dough together. Then stir in the rest of the water to make the dough soft.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, floured with the left over cup of flour, and knead until soft.

Put the dough back into the bowl. Fill the saucepan with the boiling water. Stand the bowl over the saucepan of water and cover and leave the dough to rise.

While the dough’s rising, grease your bread tin or your baking sheet.

Turn the dough out back onto floured surface and work it into the piece(s) you require or ready for a bread tin.

Place the dough in the tin it will be baked in and one last time, stand the tin over the saucepan of boiling water, cover with a tea towel and leave it to stand until the dough rises again to fill the tin.

Bake until golden in a hot oven.

Lovely served warm with some butter!

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