Bread in a Bag

I’ve been following lots of people on Instagram. Some for beauty and makeup, some for cooking, some for mom/kid ideas…and one of my favorites is @BusyToddler. She has great ideas that are interesting and simple. Today’s activity/recipe comes from her.

Not only was it a simple activity that was quiet (perfect for Chiplet nap time) and not too long…but it made a delicious loaf of bread!

Even if you don’t have a child to make this with you, you should still make it!

Directions for Bread in a Bag

Slightly adapted from Busy Toddler

  • 1 gallon Ziploc bag
  • 3-4 cups AP flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2.25 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (about 100 degrees F)
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

In the plastic bag, combine 1 cup of the flour, the sugar, and the yeast. Add the warm water, then seal the bag (make sure to press out the air first). Shake and mix the bag by hand, then let it rest for 10 minutes. Add another cup of the flour along with the salt and melted butter. Again, seal the bag, shake, and mix. Open the bag and add another cup of flour, then repeat the mixing. Check the dough. If it seems extra sticky (mine was) add a little more flour at a time until it is sticky but not overly so.

At this time, place the dough on a floured surface and knead it for roughly 5-10 minutes until it forms a smooth ball.

Place the dough in a greased loaf pan. Cover with a towel and allow to rise in a warm area for 30-45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until a thermometer reads 190 degrees F and the loaf is a golden brown color.

Allow to cool completely before eating.

Directions for Bread in a Bag (without pictures)

Slightly adapted from Busy Toddler

  • 1 gallon Ziploc bag
  • 3-4 cups AP flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2.25 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (about 100 degrees F)
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

In the plastic bag, combine 1 cup of the flour, the sugar, and the yeast. Add the warm water, then seal the bag (make sure to press out the air first). Shake and mix the bag by hand, then let it rest for 10 minutes. Add another cup of the flour along with the salt and melted butter. Again, seal the bag, shake, and mix. Open the bag and add another cup of flour, then repeat the mixing. Check the dough. If it seems extra sticky (mine was) add a little more flour at a time until it is sticky but not overly so.

At this time, place the dough on a floured surface and knead it for roughly 5-10 minutes until it forms a smooth ball. Place the dough in a greased loaf pan. Cover with a towel and allow to rise in a warm area for 30-45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until a thermometer reads 190 degrees F and the loaf is a golden brown color.

Allow to cool completely before eating.

 

 

 

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