Tuesday, March 3, 2009

For the Kids

I have this bread recipe - it is super easy and takes only a very few ingredients. It isn't the tastiest bread - but it is very malleable. We love to make Teddy Bear Bread with it. I was making it this morning to send teddy bear sandwiches with the kids tomorrow and had a little help from my friend Logan (who honestly looks like a real life cabbage patch kid). She ended up eating several noses off of the ones she was taking home to share with Mommy and Daddy - oh well. I made this for Preschool when we talked about "B", too - can't beat "B"ear "B"read.

  • 2 cups warm water (or 1 1/2 cup warm milk, 1/2 cup warm water

  • 1 T active dry yeast

  • 1 T sugar

  • 5 1/2 to 6 cups flour

  • 2 tsp salt

Add the yeast to the water (or water and milk combination). Add sugar and let bubble.
Measure 2 cups of the flour into the bowl. Stir in salt, then add the remaining flour, 1 cup at a time.
Place the ball in a ball greased with vegetable oil and turn to coat.
Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a draft-free area for 1 to 2 hours, or until it has doubled in size.

Make the bears and let them rise again for about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven 400 degrees and bake the bread for 20 minutes.


  1. Maggie this will be a fun alternative to playdough for Harriet. Thanks!