There is definitely something special about baking your own bread. This was an excuse for me to try a recipe that was published in our local newspaper awhile back. “No need to knead” was the title. What better recipe for a clueless baker like myself 🙂
Having said that, it sounded so simple that I had faith in myself and my four year old that we will be able to make this. It only required measuring and mixing of four basic ingredients and a lot of waiting. It’s based on Lahey’s method. You can read more about his work in My Bread by Jim Lahey. He also is the owner of Sullivan St. Bakery, where he has got some of his recipes posted.
It does take waiting for the dough to rise. That is the only down fall to this recipe. Made ours the night before and baked it the next day.
I made a colouring page to with this recipe. I might make a recipe card soon Insya-Allah.
B for bread colouring page.
Story: The Little Red Hen
I downloaded this from Scholastics. Simple repetitive story. It was a good way to introduce how bread is made. I like it that this story goes one step before the making of the bread to the actual wheat itself. We also discussed about how everyone should help out when we live together as a family or community.
There is a set of sequencing cards for this story at Green Education Foundation.
This wonderful Blueberry Banana Bread recipe started this whole AlphaFood Venture. While making this recipe sometime ago I couldn’t help but notice how many ingredients started with the letter “B”. It is a keeper, especially with blueberry loving kids.