Hello my lovelies,
It’s the school holidays here in England and that means 6 weeks of scrambling to find activities for my child that won’t break the bank. Thank goodness for Pinterest and Facebook viral video’s! I found a really cool video for bread in a bag and just had to make it.
Yesterday we baked bread in a bag and it was a-mazing! Light, tasty and super duper easy to make. In fact, my 5 year old daughter did 95% of the work!
I measured out all the ingredients in 3 stages so that it was easy for my daughter to add them into the zip lock bag. She had so much fun! All you’ll need besides the ingredients, is a large zip lock bag and a few plastic tumblers. The recipe is in cups which, surprise, surprise I couldn’t find yesterday so I used one of my daughter’s ikea plastic cups which worked perfectly.
So, here’s the recipe and method:
Foolproof bread in a bag
Into a large ziplock bag, add 1 cup of flour, 3 tablespoons white sugar (next time I’ll use 1/2 this mount as it seemed a little sweet to me), 1 pkg rapid rise yeast and 1 cup of warm water.
Seal the bag letting out the air as you go and then comes the fun part. Play with the ziplock bag and massage it in your hands so that all the ingredients combine. My daughter LOVED this part!
When it’s combined, set the bag aside for 10 minutes.
Now open the bag and add 1 cup of flour, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. Once again, seal the bag letting out the air as you go and play with the ingredients in the ziplock bag and manipulate it in your hands so that all the ingredients combine.
Open the bag and add a cup of flour.
Seal the bag again and manipulate to mix the flour in.
Lay the bread dough on a floured surface and gently mould into the shape of a bread loaf. Place into a greased loaf tin.
Cover and allow to rise for at least 45 minutes in a warm place.
Bake at 190 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Once baked, turn out onto a cooling rack and wait five minutes before devouring with butter and jam!