Introduction: "I Wanna Help!" Bread
If you have an eager young baking assistant, this is a great recipe. It's very simple & the mixing is done in a Ziploc bag, which is both fun & less messy. Plus, the bread is delicious!
Step 1: Preparations
To make this bread you will need a gallon size Ziploc bag, small mixing bowl, 8x4 loaf pan & the following ingredients:
3 cups all-purpose flour, or equal part white & whole wheat flours, divided
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 (.25 ounce) package rapid rise yeast
1 cup warm water
3 tablespoons non-fat dry milk
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Step 2: Smoosh, Bubble, Smoosh, Rise & Bake!
Let's make some bread!
Combine 1 cup of flour, sugar, yeast and warm water in the Ziploc bag. Smoosh & mix until combined. Allow the mixture to rest for about 10 minutes. You will see bubbles in the mixture, which means the yeast is working.
Next, mix 1 cup of flour, dry milk, salt and oil in your small mixing bowl, then add this to the Ziploc bag. Time to mush & squoosh again! Once that is well incorporated, add the final cup of flour & squish around again until combined.
Take the dough from the bag & turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for about 5 minutes, then place in a greased loaf pan. Cover with a towel and allow to rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes, or until about doubled in size.
Bake the bread for about 30 minutes in preheated 375 degree oven, or until golden brown. Remove from pan & allow to cool somewhat before slicing. Enjoy!