What better way to learn about science than by eating it? Especially if it's delicious. Like this yummy, Bread in a Bag recipe. Kids can learn why bread rises and feel the pride of making bread the whole family will want to eat! It's easy to make, too! This includes both a recipe and a partner yeast science experiment.
Course: Side Dish
1large freezer zipper bag
1 0.25oz.packet rapid rise yeast
Butter or non-stick spray for greasing pans
2mini loaf pans
In a large resealable zipper bag, add 1 cup of flour, 3 tablespoons of white sugar, 1 packet of yeast and 1 cup of warm
water. Press as much air out of the bag as possible and close tightly. Now mix and squish the bag with your hands until the dough is uniformly mixed. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes at room temperature, or until the CO2 bubbles appear and the bag inflates.
In a small bowl, stir together 1 cup of flour, olive oil and salt. Pour into the bag and again press out as much air as possible. Close and squish until well mixed.
Add the last cup of flour to the bag, and mix until the dough is uniformly mixed and no flour pockets exist.
Remove the dough from the bag and place on a lightly floured surface. Knead for 8 to 10 minutes. Form into two small loaves, and place each into a greased 8”x4” inch loaf pan. Cover with towels, and let to rise for about 30 minutes, or until your finger leaves an impression when you poke the top of the loaf. Colder areas may require longer rise times.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Bake the bread for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.