Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Bread-in-a-Bag

Kansas is sometimes known as the "Wheat State" or the "Breadbasket" because of all the wheat grown here!  In this activity, we'll make our own wheat bread in a plastic bag!  I found this recipe through the Kansas State Research and Extension program

Mix these ingredients in a heavy-duty large plastic bag:
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pkg. yeast
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
1)  Put ingredients in bag, seal, and smoosh until it is mixed!  Let the mixture rest for 15 minutes.

2)  Add to the bag:
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (or use 1 cup whole wheat and 1 cup bread flour)
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
3)  Seal and mix well in the bag.  Add flour if the mixture is too sticky (but not too much or you'll have a tough, flat bread).  Then, turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5-6 minutes.  Add more flour if it is too sticky. Divide dough into half.  Cover with plastic bag. Let rest 10 minutes.
4)  Press dough out onto floured board.  Roll like a sleeping bag and pinch the top together!  Put in 2 greased, small bread pans.

5)  Cover again with the bag and let rise 45-60 minutes.  Bake for 30-35 minutes in 400 degree oven.  Allow to cool.  Eat!!

You can find a printable copy of this recipe here.  It's the first search result!

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3 Comments:

Blogger April said...

Love it

January 25, 2011 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

It was fun, too!

January 25, 2011 at 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Kristi@Creative Connections for Kids said...

This is such a great way to make bread, love the bag. Very unique

January 25, 2011 at 9:51 PM  

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