Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kid's Size Loaf of Yummy Bread

Winter is a time for nesting. And there's nothing more fun than cooking in the kitchen with kids! So invite a neighbor, grandchild, or one of your own children, and share in the experience together. Here's a recipe for a kid's size loaf of delicious, wholesome bread. It's perfect for little hands to knead and mold.

In a small bowl, mix together:

1/4 cup warm water
1/2 tsp. yeast
1/2 tsp. honey

Stir together and then let mixture sit for five minutes. The yeast will start to bubble and rise.  Then add:

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/8 cup all-purpose flour
pinch of salt

Knead the mixture for ten minutes, adding sprinkles of flour as needed so little hands don't get too sticky.

When the dough is smooth and like elastic, place it in a bowl and let it rise until it is twice the original size. Make sure it is warm and free from drafts.

Spray vegetable cooking spray on the sides and bottom of a small loaf pan.

Punch the dough down. Form it into a loaf. Place the dough into the prepared loaf pan.

Let the loaf rise until double the size.

Bake the loaf in the oven at 350 degrees F. for 20 - 25 minutes.


  1. What a sweet idea...

  2. I had never thought of baking bread with the grands... My son bakes a lot of bread and so I think he's got it covered.

  3. Great idea La Tea Dah! I'd like some of that kids bread right now! Susan

  4. brilliant!
    I'll do this with my 10 yr old today.

  5. I am planning on baking with a little one in the next few years. This idea does appeal to me and thanks for the recipe.

  6. I love this post! Thanks for sharing it. I needed to be reminded to slow life down a bit and spend time cooking and baking with my grandkids. My newly-turned nine-year-old granddaughter passionately exclaimed recently, 'I just WISH someone would teach me how to cook!' You know I've picked up on that plea. Baking bread together would be such fun. Thanks for the inspiration.


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